Communicating Together has compiled a list of links to websites that we have personally found to be helpful and informative. Communicating Together does not endorse or support any of the following websites and is not responsible for any content contain therein. If you know of a website you would like to share with others, or you are seeking information about a particular topic relating to speech-language disorders, please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Speech-Language Links
- Apraxia of Speech Links
- Augmentative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT) Links
- Autism Spectrum Disorders Links
- Cerebral Palsy Links
- Down Syndrome Links
- Sensory Processing Disorder Links
www.asha.org - American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). National speech-language hearing association provides information regarding speech-language development and disorders for parents and professionals.
www.oregonspeechandhearing.org – Oregon Speech and Hearing Association website
www.disabilityisnatural.com - Articles and products to promote new ways of thinking about disabilities.
Apraxia of Speech Links
www.apraxia-kids.org - Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. Information, articles, stories and resources relating to Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
www.promptinstitute.org - Information on PROMPT, a multisensory approach for individuals with significant speech impairments.
Augmentative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT) Resource Links
www.otap-oregon.org - Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) provides training, information, technical assistance and resources regarding the uses of technology for children with disabilities. OTAP has an excellent loan library of AAC and AT equipment that can be borrowed for FREE. Check them out!
www.boardmakershare.com - BoardmakerShare lets you share thousands of ready-made Boardmaker activities and connect with the people who use them
www.aac-rerc.com AAC-RERC (Rehab Engineering Research Center) - collaborative research group dedicated to the development of effective AAC technology.
www.fctd.info/ - (Family Center on Technology and Disability) - The Family Center is a resource that supports organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities. They offer a range of information and services on the subject of assistive technology.
www.isaac-online.org - International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) website. Provides information, training, resources and publications that promote worldwide recognition and value of AAC.
http://aac.unl.edu – Augmentative and Alternative Communication Center at The University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Wide range of information regarding AAC related to developmental and acquired speech disorders.
http://aac.unl.edu/yaack/ - YAACK, AAC Connecting Young Kids – University of Nebraska at Lincoln website that covers issues related to AAC and young children. Its purpose is to provide information and guidance to families, teachers, speech/language pathologists and anyone else who is involved with a child with special communication needs.
http://depts.washington.edu/enables/index.htm – (AAC and AT enABLES) - University of Washington website demonstrating how Assistive Technology (AT) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)enABLE individuals with disabilities to participate in all aspects of life.
Equipment and Materials Links
www.abilitations.com – Abilitations. Adapted equipment, materials, sensory motor products
www.ablenetinc.com – Ablenet. Switches, mounts, alternative access, resource and reference books, software
www.adaptivation.com – Adaptivation Incorporated. Switches, mounts, alternative access, Resource and reference books, software, AAC devices
www.attainmentcompany.com - Attainment Company Inc. Resource and reference books, software, therapy materials, AAC devices
www.dynavoxsys.com – Dynavox Technologies. AAC devices
www.enablingdevices.com - Enabling Devices. Toys, adapted play, access, AAC devices
www.inclusiveTLC.com - Inclusive TLC. Switches, mounts, alternative access, software
www.inspiration.com – Inspiration Software Inc. Learning/educational software
www.madentec.com – Madentec. Alternative access equipment
www.mayer-johnson.com - Mayer Johnson. Boardmaker, AAC devices, software, educational and training materials and resources, alternative access
www.orin.com - Origin Instruments. AAC devices, software, switches, alternative access
www.prentrom.com - Prentke Romich. AAC devices
www.tobii.com - Tobii Technology. AAC Devices
www.words-plus.com - Words+. AAC devices
www.zygo-usa.com - Zygo Industries. AAC devices
Autism Spectrum Disorders Links
www.autism-society.org – Autism Society of America, national society which aims to promote lifelong access and opportunity for all individuals within the autism spectrum, and their families, to be fully participating, included members of their community.
www.oregonautism.com – Autism Society of Oregon website. Goals are to increase awareness of needs, interests, problems and solutions related to Autism in Oregon’s local communities, state service provider systems, and government agencies and create a statewide information and resource network to promote more mutual communication and better service delivery across Oregon.
www.arroautism.org – Autism Research and Resources of Oregon.
www.autismnwaf.org – Northwest Autism Foundation. Provides resources to families of individuals with autism.
www.tacanow.org – Talk About Curing Autism Now. National nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families effected by autism.
www.autismspeaks.org – Organization dedicated to funding research, increasing awareness and advocatingfor the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
www.autismweb.com – Community of parents interested in autism, Pervasive Development Disorder and Aspberger syndrome.
www.autism.com – Autism Research Institute. Hub of research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating and preventing autism. Information for families, educators and professionals.
www.aspergersyndrome.org - Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (O.A.S.I.S.) website maintained by Barb Kirby through the University of Delaware. Provides an excellent collection of web resources on Asperger's Syndrome and related topics.
www.aspergersnet.org – Website for a local Portland, parent support group serving families of children with Asperger's Syndrome.
www.rettsyndrome.org – International Rett Syndrome Association dedicated to disseminating timely, accurate, objective information on Rett syndrome throughout the world to people who need information and resources and to researchers who can make a difference
www.nwrettsyndrome.org – Information, support and resources for families of girls with Rett syndrome living in the Northwest.
www.acapportland.org Autistic Children's Activity Program, Inc. is a local Portland based not-for-profit organization provides a summer program involving life skills training, community integration support (including transportation training), recreational experiences, and family support.
www.autietots.com Pacific Northwest website for finding and suggesting places and services that work for families with children with autism and other special needs.
Cerebral Palsy Links
www.ucp.org – United Cerebral Palsy, national organization dedicated to providing information on cerebral palsy and advocating for the rights of individuals with disabilities.
www.acommunityforeveryone.org United Cerbral of Palsy of Oregon and SW Washington.
www.facebook.com/UCPAORWA United Cerbral of Palsy of Oregon and SW Washington facebook page.
Down Syndrome Links
www.ndss.org – National Down Syndrome Society – information, resources, advocacy, news and events related to Down syndrome.
www.nwdsa.org – Northwest Down Syndrome Association - empowering and supporting families and individuals who have been touched by Down syndrome.
www.karengaffneyfoundation.com – Dedicated to championing the the journey to full inclusion in families, schools, communitites and the workplace for people with Down syndrome and other disabilities.
www.ndsccenter.org – National Down Syndrome Congress - providing information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome.
www.ds-int.org – Down Syndrome International - dedicated to ensuring quality of life and human rights for all people with Down syndrome.
Sensory Processing Disorder Links
www.spdfoundation.net – Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation - expanding knowledge, fostering awareness and promoting recognition for sensory processing disorder.
www.sensory-processing-disorder.com – Sensory Processing Disorder Resource Center.
www.sensorysupport.org – Parent and caregiver run support group dedicated to providing awareness and resources about sensory processing disorder.
www.facebook.com/pages/Sensory-Seminars-PDX/164706976880149 – Sensory Seminars PDX - local support group meeting monthly to help families find solutions to sensory challenges.