Resources

4 Paws for Ability  A nonprofit organization whose mission is to place quality service dogs with children with disabilities and veterans who have lost use of limbs or hearing, and to educate the public regarding use of service dogs in public places.

The Association for Behavior Analysis International   The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has been the primary membership organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application, and teaching of behavior analysis.

Behavior Analyst Certification Board   The Behavioral Analyst Certification Board (BACB) is a nonprofit organization established to create professional credentials for behavior analysts, their clients and regulatory bodies.

Cambridge Center for Behavior Studies   CCBS provides scientifically validated information regarding the use of ABA as a treatment for autism.

Family Voices Indiana   A family-led organization that provides information, education, training, outreach, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs.  Their fact sheet page provides quick guides for a variety of topics, including advocacy, health care financing, and transition to adulthood.

First Signs   Dedicated to educating parents and professionals about autism and related disorders. Their mission is to ensure the best developmental outcome for every child by promoting awareness regarding the most important and often overlooked aspects of development: social, emotional, and communication.

IN*SOURCE   The mission of IN*SOURCE is to provide parents, families, individuals & service providers in the state of Indiana the information & training necessary to help assure effective educational programs & appropriate services for individuals with disabilities.

Indiana Family Supports Medicaid Waiver   Provides funding for children and adults with developmental disabilities to receive support and services in the home and community. Children can qualify for the waiver regardless of their parents’ income if they meet level of care and asset criteria.  Services available on the waiver include behavior management, respite, recreational therapy, and parent training.

LifeCourse   The LifeCourse Framework was created by families to help people of all abilities develop a vision for a good life and identify how to find or develop supports to live the lives they want to live. Individuals and families may focus on their current situation and stage of life but may also find it helpful to look ahead to think about life experiences that will help move them toward an inclusive, productive life in the future.

National Autism Association  The National Autism Association (NAA) provides resources regarding safety and wandering, as well as free safety boxes for families.

Organization for Autism Research   The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) offers free resources for families in the form of online and print materials. Topics include Safety, Resources for Siblings, Transition to Adulthood, and a Parent’s Guide to Research.

Project Lifesaver    A program that helps to locate individuals with cognitive disorders who are prone to the life-threatening behavior of wandering.

The Autism Community in Action    TACA provides education, support and hope to families living with autism. Their website offers online resources and features a free parent mentor program.

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation   This organization provides grants for medical services not covered by commercial health benefit plans.

Wrightslaw   Provides information on special education laws and advocacy for children with disabilities.