Title: Northern Nevada Chapter of the Autism Society of Nevada Descriptive info: .. Welcome to.. The Northern Nevada Chapter.. of the.. Autism Society of America.. The Northern Nevada Chapter of the Autism Society of America (NNASA) was started in 1993, by five (5) parents and five (5) teaching professionals.. We have sponsored training workshops that have included, Bernard Rimland, Gary Mesibov, Lynn and Robert Koegal, ... Specialists.. We continue to support the parents of children recently identified having Autism, and look forward to sponsoring events, supporting new services, and encouraging families.. Mission Statement.. Autism Defined.. Meetings and Events.. Contact List.. Join Our Chapter!.. Useful Resource Links.. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS SITE.. LINKED WITH THE.. NATIONAL ASA ORGANIZATION WEBSITE..
Title: NNASA Mission Statement Descriptive info: To promote and advocate for the general welfare of persons with autism.. To further the education and training of parents and professional personnel for training, educating, and caring for persons with autism.. To develop a better understanding of the problems of persons with autism by the public.. To serve as a clearing house for the gathering and disseminating of information regarding autism.. RETURN..
Title: Autism Defined Descriptive info: A Brief Explanation from the Autism Society of America.. What Causes Autism?.. Although Autism was first identified in 1943, it's cause remains unknown.. Researchers believe there is a strong genetic component with a range of possible external or environmental triggers.. Whatever the cause, it is clear that children with Autism are born with the disorder or the potential to develop it.. Autism is not caused by bad parenting, and children with autism are not unruly kids who choose to misbehave.. How is Autism Treated?.. There is ... and the earlier the better.. Studies show that those with autism respond well to a highly-structured, specialized education program tailored to their needs.. Some may need one-on-one or small group support, while others may succeed in an inclusive program with supports.. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, no one method alone is effective in treating the disorder.. Other treatments that may help reduce symptoms include prescription medications and occupational, speech and sensory therapies.. Some families have also anecdotally reported benefits from vitamins, bio-medical intervention and special diets..
Title: NNASA Meetings and Events Descriptive info: Schedule of Meetings and Events.. (both local and national).. Autism Society of America 41st National Conference and Expo.. July 7-10, 2010 - Dallas, Texas.. Click.. HERE.. for details.. Winter DAN Conference.. February 6-7, 2010 - Tampa, FL.. Spring DAN Conference.. April 8-11, 2010 - Baltimore, MD.. Fall DAN Conference.. October 7-10, 2010 - Longbeach, CA..
Title: Bookmarks for Allen & Toni Gumm Descriptive info: RESOURCES WE FOUND.. ESPECIALLY USEFUL.. ALL OF THE IMAGES ARE LINKS TO THE SITES INDICATED.. The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for people within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to autism.. National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, State of Nevada Resources.. Autism Research Institute.. Dr.. Bernard Remland, PhD.. To help those with neurodevelopmental disorders live active and healthy lives, the University of California, Davis, Health System has established a unique interdisciplinary institute to conduct research and provide clinical programs focused on these disorders.. University of Nevada, Reno, Early Childhood Autism Program.. The National Alliance for Autism Research, NAAR, is a national, non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to finding the causes, prevention, effective treatment and ultimately, a cure of the autism spectrum disorders.. The Arc of the United States.. The national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related disabilities and their families.. Federal Resource Center for Special Education.. The homepage for the Autism Network International, an autistic-run self-help and advocacy organization for autistic people.. ... Autoimmunity Project is a non-profit charity dedicated to obtaining funding for independent research addressing immune and immunogenetic abnormalities in autism.. Autism Network for Dietary Intervention.. ANDI was established by parent researchers, Lisa Lewis and Karyn Seroussi, to help families around the world get started on, and maintain the diet.. A check list for sensory defensiveness.. We are the world leader in urinary organic acid testing.. Two of the most important things we test for are yeast and bacteria.. The UCSB Autism Research Centerhas as one of its major goals the understanding and treatment of autism,as well as the improvement of elementary and secondary education effortsfor children with autism and other severe disabilities.. Books on all disabilities.. good autism selection.. Founded in 1982 by two speech-language pathologists, Laureate Learning Systems publishes computer software for children and adults with disabilities.. Mousetrial.. com.. Have fun with your child and see improvements in: vocabulary, concentration, cooperation and literacy.. MouseTrial's autism software is a collection of fun exercises and games designed for children with autistic spectrum disorders.. It's based on the method of discrete trial therapy which is a major component of ABA and other autism treament programs..