NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Established in 2000 by parents of children with autism, Pathfinders for Autism has since grown into Maryland’s largest autism organization. Pathfinders for Autism works to support and improve the lives of individuals affected by autismthrough expansive, customized programming, and by providing resources, training, information and activities free of charge.
These videos will give you some great ideas for working with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders. RLA videos focus on various therapies and strategies that are helping kids and teens. This is a project that comes from the heart. Our daughter was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD) when she was 3 years old and during that time, and for more than 20 years, I was a local television news anchor at WMAR-TV in Baltimore. So, telling stories using video is what I know how to do! RLA videos are professionally shot and edited with a journalistic focus and are available for anyone to use as a resource.
I am an Autistic advocate, behavior analyst, clinical director, and adjunct professor. I have personally experienced the harms of ableism, racism, and flawed social validity related to my own intersectional identities within ABA, educational systems, and society-wide.My own experiences have shaped the fervor of my advocacy and professional efforts. I am committed to identifying and helping to eradicate ableism and racism directed towards Autistic community members in therapeutic settings and beyond. My overall mission being to assist in ensuring Autistic community members are being comprehensively accommodated, accepted, and supported in navigating the world without compromise of their Autistic identity.
The STEP Program, a partnership between local city or county high schools and Stand Up, Inc. is designed to aid participants in learning the necessary skills to become successful in a competitive workplace environment. Through various classroom and hands-on learning experiences, the students will leave the program having learned valuable social skills, interpersonal communication skills, work ethics, safety training, and many other concepts related to the workforce.
The Autism Source resource database is the most comprehensive database of its kind. The Autism Society strives to offer only credible and reliable resources to our constituents, therefore we have employed our nationwide network of affiliates and collaborated with other autism organizations and professionals throughout the U.S. to create the Autism Source database. It is because of these collaborative relationships that the Autism Source Resource Database continues to grow and is kept current with comprehensive resource listings.