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AIT Resources
The Berard method has been evaluated in a variety of research studies, including some that utilized physiological measurements which showed that benefit had occurred.
Guy Berard's web site, founder of the Berard method.
Berard professional training, practitioner seminars, Irelen screening, information on AIT, and AIT resources.

Autism Resources
Through information on autism including articles on the effects of color, social contact and school, along with Facebook pages for autism parents and adults with autism or asberger's syndrome.
Dawn LaBrose, LCSW, provides therapeutic services for children, adults, and families, and is located in Oak Park, IL.
Through information on autism including articles, and a forum, complete with "Ask the Experts" section.
Support and resources for parents which includes autism treatment evaluation checklist, biomedical research, parent treatment ratings, enviornmental triggers, answers to common questions, and suggested reading list.
Illinois chapter of the Autism Society of America seeks to provide educational and practical support for parents, increase public awareness of autism, offer a referral network of professionals, and promote legislation that directly impacts individuals with Autism and their families.
The Global Autism Collaboration (GAC) consists of over 100 non-profit organizations located throughout the world with approximately half of them located in the United States. GAC was created to network with organizations worldwide to share information and to collaborate on various projects in order to improve the standard of care for children and adults on the autism spectrum.
Children with ASDs (autism spectrum disorder)may exhibit a common set of characteristics that naturally make them more susceptible to danger. For instance, people with ASDs commonly have no real fear of dangers and an apparent insensitivity to pain. This site provides tips for creating safety plans at home, options to prevent wandering, as well as safety at school and in public.
Turning Pointe Autism Foundation is developing a school and residential care homes to provide services to students and adults with autism in Naperville, Illinois.

Disability Resources
DDR provides a resource network integrating conventional and holistic approaches for parents and professionals who support children with special needs.
Scuba diving adventures for people with disabilities.
Fox Valley Special Recreation Association provides diverse, year round recreational opportunities to enable residents with disabilities to experience active, healthy and playful lifestyles.
IM is an assessment and treatment tool used in therapy to improve the neurological processes of motor planning, sequencing and processing.
The Gray Center For Social Learning and Understanding is a non-profit organization dedicated to individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and those who work alongside them to improve mutual understanding.
Western DuPage Special Recreation Association offers fun, recreational opportunities to individuals of all ages with disabilities.

Hearing Resources
Dr. Lisa Prather provides diagnostic hearing evaluations, assistive listening devices, hearing aids and custom ear plugs.

Vision Resources
The Irlen Method is non-invasive technology that uses colored overlays and filters to improve the brain's ability to process visual information. It is the only method scientifically proven to successfully correct the processing problems associated with Irlen Syndrome.
Eyesight is only one small part of vision; there are many other visual systems often not addressed during a routine eye screening.Visual processing disorders cannot be detected by merely peering into a person's eye.

Books, Articles, Research

Hearing Equals Behavior: Updated and Expanded by Guy Berard, M.D. and Sally Brockett, M.S. Now also available in Spanish in e-book format.

The Sound of a Miracle by Annabel Stehli

Dancing in the Rain by Annabel Stehli

Treating Autism by Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D. and Bernard Rimland, Ph.D

The Sound of Falling Snow by Annabel Stehli

Sensory Integration and the Young Child by Jean Ayers

Research & Special Articles
Berard Research link.

ASD and gut research link.

Legal Services
The Family Defense Center is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advocate justice for families in the child welfare system.
The National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability serves as a clearinghouse for information and training on the topic of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as victims, witnesses, and suspects or offenders of crime. The Arc aims to create safer lives for people with disability who become involved in the criminal justice system.

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