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Autism! Did You Know???

Basic information about Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Developmental Disabilities-Waivers and Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

Information regarding education rights including transition activities post high school-Basics of Educational Rights

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and mental health (co-occurring mental disorders)

According to National Institute of Mental Health:

“Co-occurring mental disorders

Children with ASD can also develop mental disorders such as anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or depression. Research shows that people with ASD are at higher risk for some mental disorders than people without ASD. Managing these co-occurring conditions with medications or behavioral therapy, which teaches children how to control their behavior, can reduce symptoms that appear to worsen a child’s ASD symptoms. Controlling these conditions will allow children with ASD to focus more on managing the ASD.”

Community links for mental health information, support, preventative services and assessments:

From CARD-Autism and Mental Health Issues

NAMI Austin-local resources and family supports

Austin Travis County Integral Care’s (ATCIC) Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) provides assessment, intervention and referrals as needed to people in the community-ATCIC’s MCOT services (video)

Bexar County-MCOT for Bexar County

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Links to other sites

Any Baby Can of San Antonio
Arc of Texas
Arc of the Capital Area
Asperger’s Meetup Group
ACI Learning Centers, Austin Location
Autism Grants
Autism Now
Autism Research Institute
Autism Society of Central Texas Facebook Page
Autism Society’s San Antonio Support Group Facebook
Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks U at UT Austin
Autism Source
Behavioral Innovations
BridgingApps
CDC’s On-line Autism Training
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities
DADS 2013 Reference Guide Online
Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas
The Empower School
Equine Rehabilitation Central Texas
Family Support Cooperative
First Leap ABA Therapy
Growing Roots
IDEA Partnership
Just In Time Disaster Training Library
Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers
Mosaic Weighted Blankets
National Autism Center
The Parent Companion (Spanish still under construction)
Region XIII Educational Service Center
Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)
Sandbox ABA
Shape of Behavior
Texas Autism Council
Texas Autism Research and Resource Center
Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training (TSLAT)
Texas Home and Community-based Services
Texas Parent to Parent
Texas Rowing Center Adaptive Programs
Texas Transition and Employment Guide
Think College
Travels with Autism
UT Informal Classes Aimed at Adults with IDDs spring 2015