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Useful Links

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

http://www.autism.org.uk/
http://www.theautismdirectory.com/
http://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/
http://www.autismrevolution.org/
http://www.autismni.org/
Autism Eye (free quarterly digital magazine) http://www.autismeye.com/
https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/

Learning Disabilities

http://www.netbuddy.org.uk/
http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation – http://www.thecbf.org.uk/
Mencap – https://www.mencap.org.uk/
British Institute of Learning Disabilities – http://www.bild.org.uk/
Special Education Needs Books – http://www.senbooks.co.uk/

Family Support, Advice and Networks

Sibs Charity, representing siblings of disabled people – http://www.sibs.org.uk/
Autism Education Trust – http://www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk/

Dr Martha Herbert, MD, PHD

(Paediatric neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical, and author of an acclaimed book on autism, entitled ‘The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All it Can Be’.
http://www.marthaherbert.org/
http://www.autismfile.com/living-with-autism/the-autism-revolution-an-interview-with-dr-martha-herbert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi3QYfuxLIo

Occupational Therapy (OT)

What is Occupational Therapy?:
http://www.cot.co.uk/ot-helps-you/what-occupational-therapy
Evidence of effectiveness of OT with Children and young people:
http://www.cot.co.uk/sites/default/files/commissioning_ot/public/OT-with-children-and-young-people.pdf
Evidence of effectiveness of OT with ASD:
http://www.cot.co.uk/sites/default/files/commissioning_ot/public/CandYP-with-ASD-Jan14.pdf
Evidence of effectiveness of OT with people with Learning Disabilities:
http://www.cot.co.uk/sites/default/files/commissioning_ot/public/ot-evidence-learning-disabilities.pdf
Video about Occupational Therapy:
http://www.cot.co.uk/video/about-ot/occupational-therapy-can-help-people
Video ‘Because of Occupational Therapy, I can….’:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud5Fp279g4Y

Sensory Integration (SI), also referred to as ‘Sensory Processing’

What is Sensory Integration?
http://sinetwork.publishpath.com/what-is-si
http://spdfoundation.net/about-sensory-processing-disorder.html
Living with Autism.. The Sensory world of Autism:
http://www.autism.org.uk/living-with-autism/understanding-behaviour/the-sensory-world-of-autism.aspx
http://www.thesensoryspectrum.com/what-does-spd-feel-like/
Evidence of Sensory Integration with ASD:
http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/study-finds-sensory-integration-therapy-benefits-children-autism
Research articles on Sensory Integration/ Sensory Processing Disorder:
http://spdfoundation.net/library.html
Video on ‘How Occupational Therapy helps with Sensory Integration issues’:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-jqtlwfw5M
Video on ‘A child’s view of sensory processing’:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1G5ssZlVUw

Equipment providers:
www.rompa.com
www.specialneedstoys.com/uk
www.sensorydirect.com
www.exploreyoursenses.co.uk

Speech and Language Therapy

http://www.rcslt.org/speech_and_language_therapy/what_is_an_slt
http://givingvoiceuk.org/key-campaign-messages/
SALT and Children and Young people:
http://www.rcslt.org/speech_and_language_therapy/giving_voice_fact_sheet_children
SALT and ASD:
http://www.autism.org.uk/living-with-autism/communicating-and-interacting/communication-and-interaction.aspx
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists – www.rcslt.org
I CAN Children’s Communication Charity – www.ican.org.uk
Pyramid Educational Consultants – www.PECS.org.uk
Communication Matters – www.communicationmatters.org.uk
Signalong – www.signalong.org.uk
Intensive Interaction – www.intensiveinteraction.co.uk/
TEACCH – www.teacch.com
Widgit Symbols for Inclusion and Accessbility – www.widgit.com

Psychology

http://www.bps.org.uk/psychology-public/how-can-psychology-help-you/how-can-psychology-help-you

Child Psychotherapy

http://www.childpsychotherapy.org.uk

Music Therapy

www.bamt.org.uk (British Association for Music Therapy).
http://www.bamt.org/music-therapy/who-can-benefit/children-and-young-people.html
http://www.bamt.org/music-therapy/who-can-benefit/learning-disabilities.html
http://www.bamt.org/music-therapy/who-can-benefit/autistic-spectrum-conditions.html
leaflets on music therapy and LD and ASD
http://www.bamt.org/british-association-for-music-therapy-resources/bamt-information-leaflets.html

Play Therapy

http://www.playtherapy.org.uk
http://www.bapt.info/whatispt.htm

Drama Therapy

http://badth.org.uk/dtherapy
video about dramatherapy:
http://vimeo.com/68339877

Mental Health

Mental Health Foundation – http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

Associated/Additional Conditions

Epilepsy Action https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/

Healthy Living and Nutrition

http://www.dramyyasko.com/our-unique-approach/following-the-program/
http://www.gaps.me
http://www.generationrescue.org/assets/Published-Science/Autism-Diets-The-First-Step-to-Biomedical-Intervention-and-Autism-Recovery.pdf
http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/?pageId=473

Jo Gamble BA (Hons), Dip CNM, AFMCP, Fellow ICP