Created by Rachel Gordon-Acavia (Intern 2019)

Resources

First Steps

First Steps is Missouri's Early Intervention system that provides services to families with children, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or developmental delays. https://www.mofirststeps.com/

Easter Seals Midwest

We provide many services for individuals and their families who are impacted by autism.  http://www.easterseals.com/midwest/who-we-are/locations/st-louis.html

Special School District

Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) is a leader in providing special education services to students with disabilities and also provides a wide range of career and technical education programs. https://www.ssdmo.org/cool_tools/fcrc.html

Children’s Legal Alliance – Legal Services of Eastern MO

Free legal assistance to income eligible children who have special education needs. Services include representing children at IEP meetings, due process, suspension or expulsion hearings. Other services include ensuring homeless children have access to education, advocating for access to appropriate special education services, correcting inaccurate or misleading school records.

4232 Forest Park Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 534-4200 ext. 1311  or    1-800-444-0514 ext. 1311
www.lsem.org

Educational Information

CDC Autism Facts:    https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/facts.html

Statistics:    https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html

Missouri Autism Facts and Statisticshttps://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/states/addm-missouri-fact-sheet.pdf

Internet Safety Guide

https://www.wizcase.com/blog/internet-safety-guide-for-people-with-autism-spectrum-disorders/#8

Digital Resources for Students with Autism

https://teach.com/online-ed/psychology-degrees/aba-digital-autism-resources/

Teaching an Autistic Child to Drive

https://sellmax.com/driving-with-autism/

How to Overcome the Difficulties of Getting a Driver's License with Autism

https://theclunkerjunker.com/blog/drivers-license-difficulties-with-autism/

Is a Therapy Dog Right for Your Child with Autism

https://dogdigz.com/therapy-dog-autism/

Help for Teachers

Tips for understanding autistic kids in your classroom:

https://www.appliedbehavioranalysisprograms.com/what-all-teachers-should-know-about-autism-in-the-classroom/

Helpful Information for Families

 Designing the Perfect Home Playroom for Children with Autism:  https://www.productdiggers.com/autism-playroom/

Housing Resources in St Louis

https://www.startherestl.org/housing.html

https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/st__louis_transitional_housing.html

https://roomstl.org/

Local Autism Resources

https://cap4kids.org

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Grants

United Healthcare Children's Foundation (family assistance grant):  https://www.uhccf.org/apply-for-a-grant/