List of State Resources - Vermont

Autism SpeaksAutism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout life, to the needs of people with autism and their families.
Vermont Family Network ResourcesThe mission of the Vermont Family Network is to empower and support all Vermont children, youth, and families, especially those with disabilities or special health needs. To support this purpose, an informative autism resource guide is located on their website.
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDSD)The DDSD plans, coordinates, manages, monitors, and evaluates federally and state-funded services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families within Vermont. DDSD funds services through 15 private nonprofit service providers and provides systems planning, technical assistance, training, and more. It also has a list of online resources on autism spectrum disorder.
Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (VT LEND)The program has developed learning modules for various autism screening tools as well as other instructional materials in an effort to create additional resources for the Vermont autism support community, as well as the autism support community in general.
The I.N.S.P.i.R.E. SchoolThe I.N.S.P.i.R.E. School, Inc. is a non-profit educational institution serving the needs of adolescents and young adults with ASD, ages 7-22. School, Inc. offers social, educational and vocational training that will maximize the potential of adolescents and young adults with autism to lead fulfilling and self-sufficient lives in connection with their communities.
Autism and Asperger LinksThis informational guide offers autism and Asperger's resources organized into autism apps, publications, employment, advocacy organizations, faculty links, safety / law enforcement, and other resources.
Practical Autism ResourcesPractical Autism Resources was established by Kathryn Whitaker, Linda Mulley, and Chris Knippenberg in 2009 to provide services and resources to dedicated individuals who work with children with autism.
Flower Farm - Autism ResourcesThe intention of this list of resources is to share some of the resources that have been discovered in the search, to learn everything that can be about autism and, more specifically, Asperger's syndrome by providing a list of the entities and additionally some documents, books and related articles of interest.
SD Associates LLCSD Associates provides evidence-based services to support long-lasting and widespread learning. For people with developmental disabilities, these services are applications of ABA, the science of human behavior. Each client is assigned a behavior analyst who designs the behavior support plans and teaching / learning procedures that emerge from those assessments and oversees implementation.
The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CAND)CAND is comprised of experts in the field of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders who seek to help individuals and their families living with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders through excellent and innovative clinical care, education and training, research and participation.
Champlain Community Services (CCS)CCS is a healthcare and developmental services provider that offers supports to Vermonters with intellectual disabilities and autism. They specialize in employment and professional development providing support at home, at school, and in the community.
Seven StarsSeven Stars is an autism boarding school that helps Vermont autistic teens develop healthy coping skills with an accredited academic curriculum. This program provides students with therapeutic support guided by expert staff. Seven Stars also works with behavioral, emotional and social problems related to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.
Agency of human servicesThe Vermont Department of Health Access (DVHA), within the Vermont State Human Services Agency, is responsible for administering the Vermont Medicaid health insurance program and the Vermont State Health Insurance Exchange.
The Vermont Statutes OnlineIn the following link you will find the statutes that you should know about the coverage for diagnosis and treatment of developmental disorders in early childhood.
Vermont autism task forceSeeks to improve the delivery of relevant services and policies to promote best practices and inclusion of people on the autism spectrum in communities throughout the state of Vermont. VATF advocates for people on the spectrum and their families by sharing information to facilitate connections to existing resources.
NEXT for AUTISMTransforms the national landscape of services for people with autism by strategically designing, launching and supporting innovative programs. They believe that people with autism have the potential to live full and productive lives when they are supported by excellent services and connected to their communities.
Asperger/Autism NetworkAANE helps people with Asperger's or similar autism spectrum and neurodiverse profiles build meaningful, connected lives. They provide individuals, families, and professionals with information, education, community, support, and advocacy — all in an inclusive atmosphere of validation and respect.
Association for Science in Autism TreatmentThey provide a comprehensive website that addresses the variety of considerations and research summary of the full range of autism treatments, so families and professionals can make informed decisions before considering treatment options.
Autism Care Today for Military FamiliesAutism Care Today is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment and support services to families to help their children with autism reach their full potential.
Autism National CommitteeAutCom is the first autism advocacy organization dedicated to "Social Justice for All Autistics" through a shared vision and commitment to positive approaches. It was founded in 1990 to protect and promote the human rights and civil rights of all people with autism and related communication and behavioral differences.
Awaare CollaborationIt is a task force of six national nonprofit organizations working to prevent wandering incidents and wandering-related deaths within the autism community by using collective organizational resources and by establishing and monitoring goals, guidelines, policies, and tools. that promote awareness, education, prevention and safety.
Center for Autism ResearchCAR is a joint center of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. The team works every day to discover evidence-based ways to dramatically improve the lives of people with ASD and related conditions throughout life. The goal is to discover the causes of autism, develop better treatments, support families affected by ASDs, and provide world-class training for the next generation of clinical teachers and scientists.
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionThe Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides an overview of the number of children with autism spectrum disorder, the characteristics of those children, and the age at which they are first evaluated and diagnosed. This statistic is also found in 10 other states.
IDEA Partnership’s Collaborative Work on Autism Spectrum DisordersThe IDEA Partnership is dedicated to improving outcomes for students and youth with disabilities by uniting with state agencies and stakeholders through shared work and learning.
Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance CenterThe purpose of the Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center (ITAC) on Autism and Developmental Disabilities at AUCD is to improve the health of infants, children and adolescents who have or are at risk of developing ASD and other developmental disabilities. The Center accomplishes this by providing technical assistance to interdisciplinary training programs to better train professionals to use valid and reliable screening tools to diagnose or rule out and provide evidence-based interventions. for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
National Autism CenterIt is a nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating evidence-based information about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) treatment, promoting best practices, and providing comprehensive and trusted resources for families, professionals, and communities.
National Institute of Mental HealthThe National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world's largest biomedical research agency. NIH is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
National Professional. Development Center on Autism Spectrum DisorderThe NPDC developed free professional resources for teachers, therapists, and technical assistance providers who work with people with ASD. Resources include detailed information on how to plan, implement, and monitor specific evidence-based practices.
Easterseals VermontProvides exceptional services, education, outreach and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play.
Vermont - Applied ABCApplied ABC provides ABA and autism therapy services for individuals with autism. Applied Behavioral Counseling provides behavioral therapy in the home. The organization offers evaluations, treatment plan, behavior analyst, parenting trainings and much more.

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Disclaimer: The resources posted on Ability Life Solutions are meant solely as suggestions and should not be construed as child-specific advice. The Center For Autism and Related Disorders recommends working with a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) who has experience with autism before starting any intensive behavioral intervention. Any choices you make in determining your child’s treatment are completely at your own discretion.

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