Attorneys

by Martha Frank on May 31, 2011

Legal Resources Disability Law Project The Disability Law Project represents Vermonters with disabilities in a wide range of civil legal problems related to their disability. The project provides counsel and advice, brief service, and full representation to eligible clients and their family members. They can help with: Special Education Guardianship Access to health care Access […]

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Speech Language Pathologists

by Martha Frank on May 31, 2011

Eleanor M. Luse Center is a non-profit organization which provides speech-language pathology and audiology services to children and adults throughout Vermont, upstate New York and northern New England Vermont Speech and Language Association Listing of Individual SLPs in Vermont Mary B. Asper, MS, CCC-SLP, Codding Hollow Associates,Inc., 802-233-5714 Laura Bonazinga, MA CCC-SLP, Stern Center, 802-878-2332 […]

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Advocacy

by Martha Frank on May 26, 2011

Organizations Green Mountain Self Advocates ( Statewide) Self Advocacy Online Vermont Family Network  (Statewide)  

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Behavior Analysts

by Martha Frank on May 26, 2011

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders may need supports and treatments  around behaviors. Applied Behavior Analysis or ABA is one of the treatments an individual with an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis may consider. Behavior analysis is a scientific approach to understanding behavior and how it is affected by the environment. Children and youth with Autism may have […]

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Autism Programs

by Martha Frank on May 25, 2011

For more information or additions, please contact Martha Frank, Autism Specialist Autism Programs Care Coordination for Children with Developmental Disabilities Bridge Program Care Coordination provides care coordination to assist families of children under the age of 22 who have developmental disabilities. Early Intervention Children’s Integrative Services Program ages birth – 3 (Statewide) Early Intervention Autism Consultant Services provided in […]

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Hippotherapy

by Martha Frank on May 25, 2011

Hippotherapy is a form of  therapy that  involves individuals interacting with and riding on horses.  A licensed physical or occupational therapist uses the  movements of a horse to provide  motor and sensory input.  Hippotherapy may be beneficial to people with a variety of special needs, including children with autism. Hippotherapy in Vermont Champlain Adaptive Mounted Program (Grand […]

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NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 24, 2011 Contact: Jeff Morton Development & Communications Director Vermont Family Network (802) 876-5315, ext. 248 Jeff.Morton@vtfn.org Vermont Family Network Names Development & Communications Director Jeff Morton to Oversee Development & Communications Initiatives Vermont Family Network (VFN) recently promoted Jeff Morton to the position of Director of Development and Communications. […]

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Tips and Articles on Education ASD

by Martha Frank on May 18, 2011

Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism by Temple Grandin, Ph.D. Should children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder be exempted from doing homework? by Dr. Tony Attwood

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Publications

by Martha Frank on May 9, 2011

Publications Fact Sheets Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet Articles and Publications Autism A Grandparent’s Guide to Autism (Autism Speaks) A Parent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders (NIMH) Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CDC)  What we have learned about Autism Disorders Autism Spectrum Disorders Pervasive Development Disorders (National Institute of Mental Health/NIMH) Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for […]

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An IEP for Life

by jmorton on May 9, 2011

At VFN’s annual conference in April, Jan Hancock, Ellen Vaut, and I did a workshop on the top ten topics parents need to think about as their child with special needs reaches adulthood. We covered topics ranging from housing and transition plans to preparation of important documents. One of the documents we discussed is called a […]

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National and International Resources

by Martha Frank on May 5, 2011

Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism (AFAA) American Academy of Pediatrics AAIDD – American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Asperger’s Association of New England Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) Autism Canada Foundation Autism Consortium Autism National Committee AUTCOM Autism Now Autism Program at Yale Autism Research […]

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Funding

by Martha Frank on May 4, 2011

Listing of possible funding sources for camps and programs: Vermont Family Network Funding for Families Autism Support Daily Autism Puzzle Foundation of Vermont

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Evidence Based Practices

by Martha Frank on May 3, 2011

There is a comprehensive list of evidence based practices. Included in this listing is a chart to compare interventions that are currently available and an Evidence Based Practices for School: Guide for Parents. Antecedent-Based Interventions (ABI) Computer-Aided Instruction Differential Reinforcement Discrete Trial Training Extinction Functional Behavior Assessment Functional Communication Training Naturalistic Intervention Parent-Implemented Interventions Peer-Mediated Instruction […]

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Meet the Griffin Family

by jmorton on May 2, 2011

Our daughter Stella was born on April 6, 2009, 11 minutes before her twin brother Jack. Stella has Down Syndrome. Adding to the stress of becoming new parents to twins was the diagnosis of a child with special needs. When Stella was just a month old, we connected with a team from Vermont Family Network. […]

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