Resource Directory

Autism Society of America

Parent information on autism and support and advocacy information. A good source of credible information about diagnosis and management autism.
www.autism-society.org

Autism Society of Alabama

Alabama Chapter of the Autism Society of Alabama. Good resource/references and information.4217 Dolly Ridge Road
Birmingham, AL 35243
205-951-1364; 877-4AUTISM (877-428-8476)
Email: info@autism-alabama.org
Web: www.autism-alabama.org

National Association of Residential Providers for Adults with Autism (NARPAA)

 

MISSION: To assure the availability of residential services and other supports for adults with autism throughout their lives.
NARPAA GOALS:Promote best practices and quality standards through training; open access to underserved populations; exchange information members and partners to promote efficiency and effectiveness; promote effective public policy relating to the needs of adults with autism.Email: info@narpaa.org
Web: www.narpaa.org

Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD Project)

An initiative of the National Academy for State Health Policy
The Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Program is funded by the Commonwealth Fund, administered by NASHP, and designed to assist states in improving the delivery of early child development services for low-income children and their families by strengthening primary health care services and systems that support the healthy development of young children, ages 0-3. The program focuses particularly on preventive care of children whose health care is covered by state health care programs, especially Medicaid. Since 2000, the ABCD program has helped eight states create models of service delivery and financing through a laboratory for program development and innovation.http://www.abcdresources.org/index.html50 Monument Square, Suite 502
Portland, Maine 04101
Phone: (207) 874-6524
Fax: (207) 874-65271233 20th Street, NW, Suite 303
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 903-0101
Fax: (202) 903-2790
Email: info@nashp.org

Autism and School-based Programming

Good step-by-step tips for working with children with autism.
Web: www.telusplanet.net/public/nremus/homepage.htm

Autism Biomedical Information Network

Information, reviews, and links compiled by Dr. Ronald Kallen.
www.autism-biomed.org

First Signs

 

First Signs is dedicated to the early identification and intervention of children with developmental delays and disorders.
Web: www.firstsigns.org
First Signs, Inc.
P.O. Box 358
Merrimac, MA 01860 Telephone: (978) 346-4380 Fax: (978) 346-4638 Email: info@firstsigns.org

Autism Research Institute

A site for laypersons interested in autism, emphasizes programs and therapies advocated by Dr. Bernard Rimland commonly requested by parents. Includes information on DAN! (Defeat Autism Now).
Web: www.autism.com/ari

Behavioral and Communication Approaches to Autism

Information from the Autism Society of America

National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR)

A private organization which encourages and sponsors research in autism, primarily to established scientist to perform pilot studies with the aim of getting major funding from external sources. They sponsor a newsletter as well.
Web: www.naar.org

TEACCH Autism Program

World renown education-based comprehensive autism program in North Carolina.
Web: www.teacch.com

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Online

This site is aimed at professionals interested in child development and behavior, especially in the medical setting.
Web: http://www.dbped.org

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

We serve the nation as a central source of information on: disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth; IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education; No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities); and research-based information on effective educational practices.
Web: www.nichcy.org

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, Alabama’s Early Intervention System (AEIS)

Provides a coordinated, family-focused system of supports and services.The system is accessible simply by calling the statewide, toll-free Early Intervention Child Find number, 1-800-543-3098 (or TTY 800-499-1816), or by calling the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services at 334-281-8780.

State Department of Education: Special Education

Crystal Richardson, Coordinator
Alabama Department of Education
Special Education Services
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36130-2101
334-242-8114; 800-392-8020 (in AL only)
Email: crystalr@alsde.edu
Web: www.alsde.edu/

 

Upper Limit Learning Center, LLC 

A tutoring company whose mission is to pair unique tutors with unique students and cultivate the strengths of each student.
3601-A Lorna Ridge Drive 
Hoover, AL 35216 
info@upperlimitlearning.com 
Phone: (205) 783-5103 
Fax: (205) 783-5104
Tutoring Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 3-8, Fri. 3-6, Sat. 9-2

 

The Horizons School

 

The Horizons School is a non-degree, transition program that prepares young adults (ages 18 to 26) with specific learning disabilities for an independent life. The two-year core program teaches personal, social, career independence and offers community-based extracurricular learning activities. Following the two year program, students have the option to attend our Community Transition Program where each student lives in the Birmingham, Al, area and works while retaining program support.The Horizons School
2018 15th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone: 205.322.6606 or 800.822.6242
FAX: 205.322.6605
Web: http://www.horizonsschool.org/For more information about The Horizons School, please contact:
Marie McElheny, Assistant Director, mcelheny@horizonsschool.org or
Dawn White, Student Recruiter, dwhite@horizonsschool.org.

Mitchell’s Place

Mitchell’s Place is an education and treatment center for children and young adults with asperger’s syndrome and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It was established in 2005 in response to the growing community need for specialized services for affected individuals and their families.

4778 Overton Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35210
Phone: 205-957-0294
Fax – 205-957-0298
Web: www.mitchells-place.com/
For more information about Mitchell’s Place, please contact:
Sandy Naramore, Executive Director, Educational Directorsnaramore@mitchells-place.com or
Jenny Wilson, Director of Resource Development- jwilson@mitchells-place.com

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities:

Ages Birth through 2 Years Old

Betsy Prince, Part C Coordinator
Alabama’s Early Intervention System
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Division of Early Intervention
2129 East South Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36116
334-281-8780; 800-543-3098 (in AL only)
800-499-1816 TTY
Email: bdprince@rehab.state.al.us
Web: www.rehab.state.al.us/ei

Programs for Children with Disabilities:

Ages 3 Years Old through 5 Years Old

Cathy Jones, Education Specialist
Contact State Department of Education: Special Education (see above)

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

Steve Shivers, Commissioner
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Division of Early Intervention
2129 East South Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36111-0586
334-281-8780
Email: sshivers@rehab.state.al.us
Web: www.rehab.state.al.us/ei

 

 

Protection and Advocacy Agency

Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP)

Ellen Gillespie, Ph.D., Executive Director
The University of Alabama
526 Martha Parham West
P.O. Box 870395
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0395
205-348-4928 (V/TTY); 800-826-1675
Email: ADAP@adap.ua.edu
Web: www.adap.net

Respite Care

The Alabama Respite Resource Network

Linda Lamberth, Project Manager
2505 Inverness Lane
Birmingham, AL 35242
205-991-0927; 866-737-8252
Email: alabamarespite@aol.com
Web: www.alabamarespite.org

Developmental Disabilities / Mental Retardation

The Arc of Alabama, Inc.

Thomas B. Holmes, Executive Director
300 S. Hull Street
Montgomery, AL 36104-6105
334-262-7688
Email: tholmes@thearcalabama.org
Web: www.thearcofalabama.com

Triumph Services, Inc.

Triumph Services, Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation that provides the supports necessary for adults with developmental disabilities to live independently in the Birmingham area. Triumph offers Life Coaching, Supported Employment, and weekly Social Activities. Triumph provides these services with a Team Approach, consisting of Life Coaches, Job Coaches, and Licensed Therapists. Triumph Services, Inc.
1117 22nd Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone: (205) 776-2061
Web: http://www.triumphservices.org/

For more information about Triumph Services, please contact:
Brooke Stephens, triumphservicesinc@gmail.com

Parent Training and Information

Families for Early Autism Treatment, Inc. (FEAT)

is a non-profit organization of parents, family members, and treatment professionals, designed to help families with children of all ages who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which includes Autistic Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), and Aspergers’s Disorder (AS). It offers a network of support where families can meet each other to discuss issues surrounding autism and treatment options

Families for Early Autism Treatment

P. O. Box 255722
Sacramento, CA 95865-5722
Phone/FAX: (916)303-7405
Email: feat@feat.org
http://www.feat.org/

Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)

 

(SEAC) Parents as Partners in Education

576 Azalea Road, Suite 105
Mobile, AL 36609
251-478-1208; 800-222-7322 (in AL only)
Email: seacofmobile@seacpac.com
Web: www.seacparentassistancecenter.com/

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)

provides information, resources, and support to families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis, TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information to help people with autism be the best they can be.

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)

3070 Bristol Street, Suite 340
Costa Mesa CA 92626
Phone: 949-640-4401
Fax (949) 640-4424
Web: http://www.talkaboutcuringautism.org/index.htm

Alabama TACA Chapter

Date: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Birmingham Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, LLC
200 Riverhills Business Park, Suite 260
Birmingham, AL 35242

Meeting location change beginning in July
Mitchell’s Place
4778 Overton Road
Birmingham, AL 35210
Coordinators: Contact Margaret Stewart & Tracey Martin
Child care: We are unable to offer childcare at this time.

Publications

Spectrum

A national lifestyle magazine geared towards families, professionals, the medical community and all who are in one way or another touched by autism.www.spectrumpublications.com

Glenwood, Inc. hopes that you will find the information provided on this page helpful. However, the material could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Furthermore, references to treatment or therapy options, services or service providers as well as meetings and support groups are by no means comprehensive. The inclusion of information on this website should not be construed as an endorsement of any of the organizations listed or the providers referenced. Glenwood, Inc. assumes no liability or responsibility for the use of information contained on this website. Individual treatment choices should be made by the family in conjunction with a trusted physician or team of professionals who personally know the individual with autism.