Autism Resources: Videos, CD's, Multimedia
Review of Temple Grandin Biopic Starring Claire Danes
Actress Claire Danes won a 2011 Golden Globe award for her portrayal of Temple Grandin in this HBO video. Temple Grandin is a Ph.D. in animal husbandry and an international spokesperson for the autism community.
DVD Review: Living Along the Autism Spectrum
What's it like to have or be the parent of a child with autism or Asperger Syndrome? Dr. Robert Naseef and Stephen Shore talk about their experiences in this DVD hosted by Dr. Dan Gottlieb.
Review of 'Autism Yesterday,' a Video by JB Handley
'Autism Yesterday' is a half-hour documentary by JB and Lisa Handley, founders of Generation Rescue. It's a beautifully produced video with a message of biomedical cure.
Video Review: Silent Journey
Poet and filmmaker Sandy Rochelle made a short documentary, Silent Journey, about her experiences raising her son, David, who was born both deaf and autistic.
DVD Review: Autism the Musical
Autism: The Musical is a documentary about the process of creating and mounting a musical starring a group of children with autism. The film introduces viewers to a wide range of children, visits with their families, and explores the experience of autism in America.
Review: First 100 Days Kit from Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks, America's largest autism-related nonprofit, has created an 81-page "kit" for parents of children newly diagnosed with autism. Is it worth a read?
DVD: OT for Children with Autism
This DVD is intended to introduce parents to sensory integration therapy for children with autism. It includes demonstrations of do-it-yourself techniques for various issues and situations.
CD Review: "My Healthy Smile" - Social Stories and Tips for Oral Health
"My Healthy Smile" is a CD created by the Fraser Child and Family Center in Minneapolis. It's a set of visual social stories, parent tools and professional tip sheets to improve oral health and dental experiences for people with autism.
Sharon Sexton-Braun has created a CD-ROM to educate parents and professionals on how they can reach children on the autism spectrum using Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) in natural settings.
Child First Videos
Child First "Able Individual" videos are teaching tools for children on the autism spectrum. They are step-by-step instructions for daily routines such as chores, hygiene, and social interactions.
Spectrum Connections Music Videos
Spectrum Connections music videos were created by a mom with a child on the autism spectrum to "stimulate and engage children on the spectrum of autism disorders."
CD Review: "What Remains" by Jamie Manning
Jamie Manning's CD "What Remains" is a musical testament to his experiences as a father of a child on the autism spectrum. A portion of proceeds from sales goes to support autism causes.
Product Review - Memory Skills Made Easy
Teacher Jim Sarris has developed a program called Memory Skills Made Easy to help children recall facts and ideas. His ideas may be a great help to children with high functioning autism and Asperger syndrome.
"Model Me Kids" Social Skills Videos for Children with Autism
"Model Me Kids" videos were created to teach social skills to children with autism spectrum disorders. These highly produced teaching tools are intended for parents, teachers and therapists to address needs in a variety of settings.
Augmentative Communication and Your Child with Autism
Have augmentative technologies such as picture cards, keyboards or digital devices helped your child with autism to communicate? Share your stories and resources!