|When you arrive at metal tag page,
"Choose shape" drop down menu.
You will find list of shapes and slider sizes.
Small Slider tag for shoe laces or ?
1 1/2" wide x 1/2" tall and fits 3/8" wide
Medium Slider tag
fits 5/8" collar
Large Slider tag
fits 1" collar
Rivet Tag for Shoe laces or ?
Size: 5/8" x 2 3/8"
Autism Internet Resources
A good starting point is
which will guide you through many good and bad websites.
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1. National Centers
a. National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH Pages about Autism
Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders)
b. Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
c. Autism Society of America. www.autism-society.org
d. National Alliance for Autism Research.http://www.autismspeaks.org/naar_history.php
e. Autism Screening Kit and Strategies. www.firstsigns.org
f. Autism Resources. www.autism-resources.com
g. Treating Autism http://www.autismspeaks.org/treatment/index.php
h. American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement and Technical Report
Identification and Evaluation of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
2. National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
a. http://www.nichcy.org (Home page, with various links)
b. Autism Fact Sheet
c. Alphabetical list of State Resource Sheets
3. Centers for Disease Control
a. Autism resources
b. Vaccine Information
4. TEACCH Center http://www.teacch.com, www.unc.edu/depts/teacch
a. http://www.teacch.com/teacch_i.htm (Medical aspects of Autism and related
b. Educational approaches for Autism http://www.teacch.com/whatis.html
c. http://www.teacch.com/teacchco.htm (Communication Approaches for Autism)
d. http://www.teacch.com/teacch_i.htm (Family Reference Guide)
Home Teaching Kit Level 1 Home Teaching Kit Level 2
5. Yale Child Study Clinic:
a. General Info about Autism/PDD
c. National Organizations
6. State Autism Resources
a. Home page & various program links
b. Autism Best Practice Guidelines
7. Illinois Autism Resources
a. Autism Society of Illinois
State of IL http://www.theautismprogram.org/
Autism Resources MISSOURI
Autism Center,University of Missouri Health Care,Children's Hospital, One Hospital Drive,
Columbia, MO 65212 573-884-1871
8. New York State Department of Health
9. At Health Mental Health website
http://www.athealth.com/Practitioner/Newsletter/FPN_5_23.html (8 links)
http://www.athealth.com/Practitioner/Newsletter/FPN_3_45.html (10 links)
10. Other teaching resource:
1. Autism Handbook for Parents: Facts and Strategies for Parenting Success
by Janice Janzen Publish Date 03/01/2009
Understanding the Nature of Autism: A Practical Guide / Edition 1
by Janice E. Janzen Publish Date January 1998
2. Emergence, Labeled Autistic: A True Story by Temple Grandin,Margaret M. Scariano 09/28/1996
Temple Grandin DVD Release Date: 08/17/2010
3. Thinking In Pictures: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin expanded tie-in edition01/26/2010
The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's by Temple Grandin 03/20/2011
Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism 09/13/2011
by Diane M. Kennedy, Rebecca S. Banks, Temple Grandin
Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Understanding and Managing
Social Challenges for those with Asperger's/Austism
by Temple Grandin, Sean Barron, Veronica Zysk December 2004
4. The Neurobiology of Autism by Margaret L. Bauman,Thomas L. Kemper (Editor) 03/15/2006
5. Parent Survival Manual:A Guide to Crisis Resolution in Autism and Related
Developmental Disorders by Eric Schopler, Ph.D.
6. Teaching Children with Autism,Strategies to Enhance Communication and Socialization
by Kathleen Quill text about autism for the professional speech therapist.
7. Educating Children with Autism 10/11/2001
by Committee on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism,National Research Council,
Catherine Lord (Editor),James P. McGee
8. Ten (10) Things That Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew Ellen Notbohm
9. Children with Autism: A Parent's Guide by Michael Powers Psy D. 2009
Developed by: Mark A. Daeley, M.D. 12 Nov 02 Revised by: Charles Morton, MD 15 Feb 2007
Developmental Pediatrics Developmental Pediatrics
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Asperger Syndrome Resource Guide
1. Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support Website (O.A.S.I.S.)
a. Papers and Articles & Education links very helpful
b. TONY ATTWOOD Answers Some Common Questions About Asperger Syndrome
c. Multimedia Connections: A Case Study of A Child With Asperger's Syndrome
by Anthony R. Forder, ME.d
d. Teacher Guides
Understanding the Student With Asperger's Syndrome: Guidelines for Teachers
2. National Autistic Society [United Kingdom] (Surrey Branch)
a. Home page & search engine http://www.mugsy.org
b. http://www.mugsy.org/wing2.htm (Lorna Wing’s article)
c. http://www.mugsy.org/bishop.htm (D.V.M. Bishop’s article)
3. TEACCH Center: http://www.teacch.com
4. National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
a. Home page, with various links
b. PDD Fact Sheet, with Asperger’s Info
c. Alphabetical list of State Resource Sheets
5. Yale Child Study Clinic:
a. General Info about Autism/PDD
b. General Info about Asperger’s
c. Assessment and Diagnosis Guidelines
d. Treatment and Intervention Guidelines
e. General Information About Pervasive Developmental Disorders
f. National Organizations
1. The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood
Pub. Date: May 2008 Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers ISBN-13: 9781843106692
2. A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism:
How to Meet the Challenges and Help your Child Thrive.
by Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson, James McPartland Publication date: 6/20/2002 ISBN-13: 9781572305311
3. The Oasis Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Advice, Support, Insight, and Inspiration
by Patricia Romanowski Bashe, M.S. Ed, Barbara L. Kirby,Simon Baron-Cohen (Foreword by) 03/29/2005
4. Navigating the Social World: A Curriculum for Educating Indiviuals with Asperger's
Syndrome and High Functioning Autism by Jeanette McAfee M.D. 01/28/2002
5. Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome by Luke Jackson Published August 2002
6. Asperger Syndrome and Your Child: A Parent's Guide by Michael D. Powers,Janet Poland 09/2003
7. Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar, and More!
by Martin L. Kutscher, Robert R. Wolff, Tony Attwood, 03/15/2007
8. Through My Eyes: A Life With Asperger's by Quinn Koeneman March 28, 2007
This list was Developed by: Mark A. Daeley, M.D. 12Nov02
Revised by: Charles Morton, MD 15 May 2007
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|Kincare Information and resources for
grandparents and relative caregivers in a
parenting role in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.
|Customize a medical alert tag and put on key ring, wear on a chain, attach to purse or backpack.
Include contact information. One Mom of an Autistic child puts a band (collar) around ankle with a
metal charm engraved with name,condition, allergies, contact number, etc. "just-in-case" something
may happen traveling when away from home, since her child has communication issues.
|Choose from 6 colors.
The Chewy Pencil Topper – fits standard pencils and most pens and is made
of medical grade,
latex free 80 durometer PVC material.
Cleaning Recommendations for all Chewy Products: For sanitary reasons, we
recommend that each child’s chewable bracelet be cleaned with hot water and soap
once every day; pencil toppers can also be washed with hot soap and water. All
Chewy’s should be discarded when they show signs of wear.
Remember, it is never a good idea for children to share Chewies!
Purchase Zone’in products online!
Chew Stixx Pencil Toppers offer a ton of features for students who bite,
chew or grind.
They decrease lead exposure, lower anxiety levels, are safe for teeth, are
socially acceptable, are allowed in classrooms, fit any #2 pencil - and have
been proven to improve concentration skills in children constantly seeking
Includes one smooth and one knobby surfaced topper. Ages 3 and up (not
recommended for use with children under 3 years of age). $7.99
Roundhouse Design Collaborative
Oh Plah!™ Teething Cuff
Colorful, fashionable and discreet! $14.99 - $74.00
French for “Here We Go”, Oh Plah is a fashionable bracelet
designed to keep busy minds, hands and mouths in check. Do you
have a student who chews on their clothing or pencils? The Oh
Plah bracelet is an excellent tool to help children transition from
less appropriate chewing tendencies. It's durable, yet flexible and
can stand up to frequent chewing without looking worn or
damaged. Plus, it can be easily cleaned with soap and water and
dries quickly so that it can be worn again right away!
A great fit for children, teens and adults, the Oh Plah! is colorful,
fashionable and a bit more discreet than our other chewing tools.
Everyone will think it's just a trendy bracelet!
Chewelry is a fashionable, non-toxic, plastic piece of
chewable jewelry that is a great tool to keep students from
chewing on their pens and clothes!
Chewelry can help students work through their chewing tendencies and provides a
more appropriate alternative. Perfect for both boys and girls, Chewelry can satisfy
the need for chewing/fidgeting while still being acceptable in the classroom. Comes
on an organic cotton lanyard with a breakaway clasp that will release and can be re-
attached with ease. The heart shape also has an added oval dip similar in shape and
function as a worry stone for rubbing. Like any chewable item, Kid Companions will
eventually breakdown due to daily wear. Discarding and replacing the item
suggested. Average use is 6-12 weeks or longer if used as a fidget or as an addition
to other chewables.
Chewelry is safe, washable, bpa-, pvc-, lead- and latex- free.
Dr. Bloom, Inc. Chewable Jewels™
Chewable Jewels™ Green Apple/Turquoise Beach/Green
Apple Bracelet Set
Fashionable chewing accessories! $17.90
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|Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a
normal life. Which is near impossible
when you have a brother with autism
and a family that revolves around his
disability. She's spent years trying to
teach David the rules from "a peach is
not a funny-looking apple" to "keep
your pants on in public"---in order to
head off David's embarrassing
But the summer Catherine meets
Jason, a surprising, new sort-of friend,
and Kristi, the next-door friend she's
always wished for, it's her own shocking
behavior that turns everything upside
down and forces her to ask: What is
RULES By Cynthia Lord
|Marcelo Sandoval hears music no one
else can hear--part of the autism-like
impairment no doctor has been able to
identify--and he's always attended a
special school where his differences
have been protected. But the summer
after his junior year, his father
demands that Marcelo work in his law
firm's mailroom in order to experience
"the real world." There Marcelo meets
Jasmine, his beautiful and surprising
coworker, and Wendell, the son of
another partner in the firm. He learns
about competition and jealousy, anger
and desire. But it's a picture he finds in
a file -- a picture of a girl with half a
face -- that truly connects him with the
real world: its suffering, its injustice,
and what he can do to fight.
Reminiscent of "The Curious Incident
of the Dog in the Night-Time" in the
intensity and purity of its voice, this
extraordinary novel is a love story, a
legal drama, and a celebration of the
music each of us hears inside.
November 2, 2009 - The following title
has been named Publishers Weekly
Best Book of the Year for 2009.
Lauren's Hope offers
temporary tattoos for
We have tattoos for Food
Allergies, Diabetes, Autism,
Seizures, Penicillin Allergies,
and Nut Allergies.
(price includes 10 tattoos)
|The seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2014
On the evenings of April 1 and 2, 2014, prominent buildings across North America and the world
— including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada —
will turn their lights blue to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate
World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.
We’re aiming to light the world blue all throughout April
— city by city, town by town —
by taking action to raise autism awareness in our communities.
Sensory Pressure Vest
This soft, warm vest gives children strong proprioceptive
input. Ideal for calming and self-regulation. Pressure is
controlled by therapist, can be worn over clothing.
Comfortable to wear with adjustable hook and loop straps
on the shoulders and each side of the vest.
•AP100J Small fits chest up to 23". 15 1/2" long at the back.
•AP1001J Medium fits chest up to 30". 19" long at the back.
•AP1002J Large fits chest up to 37". 22 1/2" at the back.
P's and Q's offer a safe convenient
solution for practicing biting and
3"L x 1/2"Diameter
Set includes one P and one Q.
|Intervention Services Assistance
for Autistic Children.
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|One of our family caregivers received a handout from her medical doctor when her
daughter was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. Most of the information on this
page is from that handout. We added some more products and websites
we found in our learning quest.
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