Interested in supporting our unified effort to promote inclusive opportunities in physical activity, sport and recreation for people with disabilities? 

IFC offers Coalition membership for both organizations and individuals. 

Are you an Organization?  Go here to Join the Coalition!

Are you an Individual?  Go here to Join a workgroup!

Resources on Autism Spectrum Disorders

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Autism Resources

This is an Autism micro-site with a comprehensive guide to all the resources available from AOTA on Autism.

 

Prevelance of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), this report provides results of a systematic retrospective review of evaluation records from 11 sites participating in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network in 2006. The 2006 data are compared with data from 10 sites collected in 2002.


http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss5810.pdf

 

Evidence-Based Practice and Autism in the Schools: Educator Manual


The manual outlines relevant topics, including the current state of research findings, professional judgment and data-based clinical decision making, values and preferences of families, and capacity building. Each chapter sets a course for advancing the efforts of school systems to engage in evidence-based practice for their students on the autism spectrum.

http://www.nationalautismcenter.org/learning/practitioner.php



Autism in the Criminal Justice System


This 28-minute video was produced for use by the University of North Carolina School of Government and other legal organizations in consultation with UNC Division TEACCH to develop continuing legal education training regarding the identification, safety, and needs of those with autism in their communities.

http://www.viddler.com/explore/CindySpeaker/videos/11/

 

Autism Internet Modules

The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence has launched new Autism Internet Modules, in the themes of Recognizing Autism and Autism in the Workplace. The Autism Internet Modules were developed with one aim in mind: to make comprehensive, up-to-date, and usable information on autism accessible and applicable to educators, other professionals, and families who support individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Written by experts from across the U.S., all online modules are free, and are designed to promote understanding of, respect for, and equality of persons with ASD.

For more information, go to: http://www.autisminternetmodules.org/.

 

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