This page is dedicated to helping those students, teachers, parents, and persons seeking to learn more about autism and inclusion. Below you will find articles relevant to the topic, links to websites, books, and several documentaries that have been and remain major contributors and innovators in the field and in the world.
Rhythm and timing in autism: learning to dance.
Amos, P. (2013). Front. Integr. Neurosci. 7:27
Noise from the periphery in autism.
Brincker, M. and Torres, E.B. (2013) Front. Integr. Neurosci. 7:34
Rethinking autism: implications of sensory and movement differences for understanding and support.
Donnellan AM, Hill DA and Leary MR (2013)Front. Integr. Neurosci. 6:124
Rhythm, movement, and autism: using rhythmic rehabilitation research as a model for autism.
Hardy MW and LaGasse AB (2013) Front. Integr. Neurosci. 7:19
Empathizing with sensory and movement differences: moving toward sensitive understanding of autism.
Kapp SK (2013) Front. Integr. Neurosci. 7:38
An exploration of sensory and movement differences from the perspective of individuals with autism.
Robledo J, Donnellan AM and Strandt-Conroy K (2012) Front. Integr. Neurosci. 6:107
Autism: the micro-movement perspective.
Torres EB, Brincker M, Isenhower RW, Yanovich P, Stigler KA, Nurnberger JI, Metaxas DN and José JV (2013) Front. Integr. Neurosci. 7:32
Give spontaneity and self-discovery a chance in ASD: spontaneous peripheral limb variability as a proxy to evoke centrally driven intentional acts.
Torres EB, Yanovich P and Metaxas DN (2013) Front. Integr. Neurosci. 7:46
- an international grassroots leader in advancing inclusive communities through research, education and advocacy. Founded in 1975, they are a volunteer-driven organization that advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with the most significant disabilities and support needs — those most vulnerable to segregation, abuse, neglect and institutionalization. The inclusive practices they have validated through research have been shown to improve outcomes for all people.
- Autism National Committee
- an autism advocacy organization dedicated to “Social Justice for All Citizens with Autism” through a shared vision and a commitment to positive approaches. It was founded in 1990 to protect and advance the human rights and civil rights of all persons with autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and related differences of communication and behavior.
- Institute on Communication and Inclusion
- a consortium of research and service projects related to inclusive education affiliated with the School of Education of Syracuse University. While these projects have a distinct focus, they all are deeply rooted in inclusive philosophy and reflect efforts to provide greater access to schooling and communication for individuals with disabilities across the lifespan.
- Autism Institute at University of San Diego
- The goal of the USD Autism Institute is to develop and disseminate research and other information on supporting individuals with autism and their families. Major activities of the USD Autism Institute include: development and coordination of an annual autism conference directed at educators, students, families, self-advocates, professionals and support staff; training and consultation for school districts and agencies within San Diego County; and teaching and training for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of San Diego.
- David Pitonyak hosts this website about inclusion and communication rights.
- Darlene Hanson
- A Gifted Speech and Language Pathologist.
- Ralph and DJ Savarese
- Co-authors of Reasonable People.
- Wretches and Jabberers
- a 2010 film by Gerardine Wurzberg featuring Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette
- Gobs and Gobs of Metaphor
- a 2012 article by Ralph Savarese on Larry Bissonette’s poetry/painting
- Tim Chan on FC
- In this youtube video, Tim Chan is interviewed about his method of communication stating that if he had not received full support initially, he would not be where he is today in fc.
- Sexual Abuse of Children with Autism
- Meredyth Edelson writes on establishing methods for determining if sexual abuse has happened to children on the autism spectrum and how these methods must be informed by the challenges those on the spectrum face.
There’s a Boy in Here: Emerging from the Bonds of Autism by Judy Barron and Sean Barron Under the Eye of the Clock by Christopher Nolan Nobody, Nowhere: The Remarkable autobiography of an Autistic Girl by Donna Williams Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone by Douglas Biklen with Richard Attfield, Larry Bissonnette, Lucy Blackman, Jamie Burke, Alberto Frugone, Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay, and Sue Rubin My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories From a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook by Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. and Maia Szalavitz Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Herman, M.D. Autism: Sensory- Movement Differences and Diversity by Martga Leary & Anne Donnellan (2012)
Autism is a World is a documentary that features Sue Rubin. My Classic Life as an Artist: A Portrait of Larry Bissonnette Inside the Edge: A Journey to Using Speech Through Typing is a documentary featuring Jamie Burke.