Family at a Beach

I know I'm not alone. Finding services for my child was not easy and not readily accessible. After having to figure things out on my own, I've come to appreciate these autism focused services. I've used most of them personally and some are nationally recognized. My hope is that you find this list helpful too.

 

From my home to yours...

 

National Autism services

Autism Speaks

Champion Autism Network

AANE Autism/Asperger Network

Birth Injury Justice Center

Autplay with Dr. Robert Jason Grant

Exceptional Needs Today

Susan Morse, gifted life coach for young adults 

Neurofeedback with Gretchen Morse (Mid-Michigan)

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Smuggler's Notch Resort amazing services and camps for kids with special needs

Trip planning with a disability specialist: Amy Flores

Amy can plan trips around the world and specializes in Disney

trustyourabilities.org A non-profit who helps people find funding for tools, equipment and schooling.

Stimtastic An online store that offers chewing and fidget toys at a very reasonable price

Dr. Tanya English- Helping mothers of still-borns go from grief to grace

The Rooted Family  Social Emotional Learning 

A Special Needs Plan    Financial trust development and management 

Tosha Rollins, Professional Counselor and Therapist specializing in autism parenting.

Waves of Communication with Marci Melzer, language facilitation consultant

Work Opportunities Unlimited

New England Services:

NESCA for neuropsychological testing

Counseling Center of New England

Dr. Franklin Perkins School

Peter Pan Center

Neurofeedback with Dr. Jacobs

Estate Planning to protect your child's rights and finances after you die

Department of Developmental Services​

Special Education Parent Advisory Council

Gnome Surf offers a surfing program specifically for people on the spectrum. They are located in Rhode Island, USA and Costa Rica

Rebecca Hale, pediatric physical therapist. 

Financial Services for Special Needs Trusts. Helping you make sure you leave enough for your child's well-being.  Harty Financial Services

New Hampshire Advocate: Judy Flanagan

Trained and Certified by COPAA National organization since 2005/06

j4flanagan@gmail.com 603 505 1769

Certain services should be offered by your school such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, social skills, executive functioning, cognitive behavioral therapy, and basic special ed classes developed by your individual education plan (IEP). However, some times they won't or can't offer services so you may need an advocate to help you. Visit FCSN for more information on all of these topics. 

Favorite books for parents and caretakers:

Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson, The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon, Life, Animated by Ron Suskind, Autism Unspoken Until Now by Tosha Rollins.

For the kids: 

Any book about "Calvin and Hobbs" by Bill Watterson, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Borgenicht and Heimberg, Who Moved my Cheese? for teens by Spencer Johnson

JJ's all time favorite: The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien