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Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education

  • Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education
    Find the legal definitions for special education students in the State of Michigan, including the following: student with a disability, cognitive impairment, emotional impairment, hearing impairment, visual impairment, physical impairment, other health impairment, speech and language impairment, early childhood developmental delay, specific learning disability, severe multiple impairment, autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury and deaf-blindness.

Autism Speaks

  • Autism Speaks
    From the website: "Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families."

Autism Research Institute

  • Autism Research Institute
    From the website: Autism Research Institute (ARI) has always maintained: Autism Is Treatable. Established in 1967 by psychologist and renowned father of modern autism research Dr. Bernard Rimland, ARI continues to pioneer in research, outreach, and cooperative efforts with other organizations worldwide. ARI provides a free online assessment tool, studies the underlying causes of Autism, organizes at least two think tanks a year in which researchers and experienced physicians meet to discuss both medical and nutrition-related issues, conducts research on various sensory problems experienced by people on the autism spectrum including auditory, tactile, and vision issues, and focuses on issues related to adults on the autism spectrum and their families, and more.
 

Temple Grandin, "My Experience with Autism"

 

Temple Grandin: "The Autistic Brain"

Council for Exceptional Children

  • Council for Exceptional Children
    The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

    CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

Autism Spectrum Disorders Handbook

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Handbook
    From the website: "The Autism Spectrum Disorders Handbook is a product of the Autism Spectrum Disorders Program at the Center for Disabilities. The information contained in the Autism Spectrum Disorders Handbook reflects the most up-to-date information available."

    Center for Disabilities, Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota.

Council for Exceptional Children

  • Council for Exceptional Children
    The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

    CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

Michigan Council for Exceptional Children

  • Michigan Council for Exceptional Children
    From the website: "The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children is a state chapter of the National Council for Exceptional Children, and part of the national community of educators who are the voice and vision of special and gifted education. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with exceptionalities and their families through professional excellence and advocacy."

OASIS @MAPP

  • OASIS@MAPP
    From the website: "Welcome to the OASIS @ MAAP web site... Your Autism Spectrum Oasis! The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) center has joined with MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome to create a single resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder/ Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS)."
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