Having a family diagnosed with Autism and other related developmental disabilities can be very devastating for families. Families are often times confused as to the next step after getting the diagnosis and are not sure of the resources available to help them.
Sallyz ABA will continue to update this page with resources for families to have easy access to.
Autism Speaks is an organization that provides a wide variety of resources for parents and families of individuals diagnosed with ASD. For more information, please visit their website at WWW.AUTISMSPEAKS.ORG.
Autism Services & Resources Connecticut, Inc. (ASRC) helps families by educating and empowering individuals and families affected by autism. They provide advocacy, training and family support to families, to enhance the lives of those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as well as their families. For more information on their services, please visit their website at WWW.CT-ASRC.ORG
What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that is caused by differences in how the brain functions. People with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in different ways. Signs of ASD begin during early childhood and usually last throughout a person’s life. Previously, the term “ASD” collectively referred to the following three conditions that were diagnosed separately: autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and Asperger disorder. ASD now encompasses a single diagnosis of “autism spectrum disorder”. The term “spectrum” in ASD means that each person can be affected in different ways, and symptoms can range from mild to severe. People with ASD share some similar symptoms such as difficulties with social interaction, difficulties with communication, and highly focused interests and/or repetitive activities. How
the symptoms affect a person’s functioning depends on the severity and combination of those symptoms.
~Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM) 2016
Autism Services & Resources Connecticut(ASRC)
ASRC is a useful resource. Their mission is to provide access to opportunities for the ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) community. They offer social/recreational programming and a resource guide for providers and services. Their website is ct-asrc.org
Hidden Acres Farm
Therapeutic Riding Center Hidden Acres farm offers therapeutic horseback riding to help children and adults with physical, developmental, and emotional issues. For more information, contact the farm at (203) 723-0633