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Online Resources for Starting/Running Home ABA programs:

Useful textbooks/manuals for Running an ABA program – Good Places to Start:

  • Lynn M. Hamilton, Bernard Rimland. Facing Autism: Giving Parents Reasons for Hope and Guidance for Help (purchase on Amazon)
  • A Work in Progress: Behavior Management Strategies & A Curriculum for Intensive Behavioral Treatment of Autism by Ron Leaf, John McEachin, Jaisom D. Harsh, Ronald Burton Leaf – Very good information and is good to use as a compliment to the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (purchase on Amazon)
  • Sundberg, Mark, L., Ph.D. and Partington, James, W. Ph.D. Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities (purchase on Amazon)
  • Partington, James, W. PhD., and Mark L. Sundberg, Mark, L. PhD. The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS)
  • Lear, K. (2000). Help Us Learn. A Self-paced Training Program for ABA. Toronto: Kathy Lear. http://www.helpuslearn.com/
  • Maurice C., Greene G., Luce, S. (1996). Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism: A manual for parents and professionals by 24 contributors. ISBN:0890796831
  • Lovaas, O. I. (1981). Teaching Developmentally Disabled Children: The Me Book, Austin, Texas 78757, 1- 512- 451- 3246. ISBN: 0936104783 (paperback, 250 pages, University Park Press, 1981).
  • Keenan, M., Kerr, K.P., & Dillenburger, K. (2000). Parent’s education as autism therapists: Applied behaviour analysis in context. London: Jessican Kingsley Publishers.

Program Evaluation

Some Personal Stories

  • Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family’s Triumph over Autism by Catherine Maurice. (New York: Fawcett Columbia, 1993). ISBN: 0449906647 (paperback 371 pages, 1994) (purcahse on Amazon)

On-line e-mail Groups

  • “The ME-list”. A great place to post specific ABA questions. A wealth of information and a great archive section too. To sign-up send a message to LISTSERV@IUPUI.EDU and tell them you want to subscribe to the ME-list.
  • “ABAParents” a yahoo list serve for parents involved with an ABA program. E-mail address abaparents@yahoogroups.com. Go to Yahoo website and search for “ABAparents” to subscribe to this list.
  • “The Verbal Behaviour List”. Similar to the ME-list, but deals with using ABA to teach verbal behaviour. To subscribe send an email to DTT-NET-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and in the body and subject heading of the text write the word “subscribe”.
  • Schafer Autism Report www.sarnet.org Visit this link to subscribe to news related to autism including: Special Education • Mercury Toxicity • CAN • Vaccines • IDEA • East Coast Conferences • West Coast Conferences • World Conferences • DAN! Conferences • Digestive Enzymes • Autism Research • Genetic Research • Biomedical Research • Behavioral Research • “Spin” Research • Stem Cell Applications • Medical Imaging • Adult Autism Care & Advocacy • Asperger’s Aspirations • Advocacy Network • Latest Discoveries • Neurological Developments • Discussion Lists • Latest Autism Websites • Related Federal and State Legislation • NAAR • Environmental Toxins • Autism in the News • MIND Institute • GFCF Food • Vitamin A • ABA • ARI • ASA • ADHD • NIH • CDC • FDA • B6/Magnesium • Legal and Political Advocacy. Sent to you in a daily online newsletter.

Verbal Behaviour Links

  • The Verbal Behavior Network www.verbalbehaviornetwork.com An awesome site with many free downloads and a 53-minute video on verbal behaviour. Highly recommended!

Employment for Adults with Autism

  • Specialisterne,  a socially innovative company where the majority of employees have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. This company has locations around the world including Canada and the US.

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