Resources and Information

 

Websites

 

 

Books

  • The Autistic Brain. Thinking across the Spectrum, by Temple Grandin

  • Thinking in Pictures. My Life with Autism, by Temple Grandin

  • Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes you Knew. By Ellen Notbohm and Veronica Zysk

  • 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger's, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition

  • The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism, by Naoki Higashida, KA Yoshida an David Mitchell

  • Carly's Voice: Breaking Thourgh Autism, by Arthur Fleischmann and Carly Fleischmann

 

Children's Books about Autism

  • In My Mind: The World through the Eyes of Autism by Adonya Wong

  • The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures: Autism Through Art by Eileen Miller

  • Leah's Voice by Lori DeMonia (English and Spanish Text) by Marvie Ellis

  • The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (and Their Parents), Tby Elizabeth Verdick and Elizabeth Reeve, M.D.

 

Movies

  • Rain Man

  • David's Mother

  • Talk to Me: A Documentary Film about Children with Autism

  • Temple Grandin

  • Autism Asperger Understanding from the Inside Out

 

Articles about Autism

  • The Kid Who Beat Autism, The New York Times - Jul 2014

  • Autism Spectrum: Are You On it? New York Magazine - May 2014

  • David Mitchell: learning to live with my son's autism. The Guardian - June 2013

 

Websites for the Regional Centers

Inland Regional Center:

San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center:

Riverside Regional Center:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jump at Sky High

3230 Cornerstone Dr, Mira Loma, CA 91752

Special Needs Webpage:

 

On the first Tuesday of every month, Sky High Sports turns off the music and dials down the distractions for the comfort of our extra special jumpers. From 3pm until 6pm, we welcome children and young adults with special needs and their siblings, family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of bouncy fun.

 

Each “jumper” is $5 with a parent or therapist free.

NBC Bay Area recently profiled the owner of Sky High Sports and this special needs session because Jerry Raymond isn’t just the owner of Sky High, he’s the father of a son with Aspergers. Click on the video to view the 3-minute segment. 

 

Click below for video:

ont.jumpskyhigh.com/page.php?pageID=341

 

 

AMC Movie Theaters

Special Autistic Screenings

https://www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-films

 

AMC Theaters presents Sensory Friendly Films on a monthly basis for families affected by autism and other developmental disablities in select communities.

The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing!

 

Locations:

  • Burbank 16

  • Covina 30

  • Del Amo 18

  • Downtown Disney 12

  • Norwalk 20

  • Ontario Mills 30

  • Promenade 16

  • Puente Hills 20

  • Orange 30

  • Tyler 16

The Miracle Project

www.themiracleproject.org

 

The MIRACLE PROJECT founded in 2004 is a multiplatform socialization program that enables children and teens with autism and other special needs to express themselves through music, dance, acting, story, and writing.

Aceing Autism

 

ACEING's mission is to make the sport of tennis available to children with autism spectrum disorders as a means to enhance health, fitness, hand-eye coordination, motor development and to improve their social

skills.

Therie are serveral locations in Southern California. 

http://www.aceingautism.com

 

SOAR 

 

Saturday Opportunities for Adaptive Recreation is a program designed specifically for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities to include but not limited to: Autism Spectrum, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injury, Muscular Dystrophy. etc. The program is designed for teens and young adults. Each week participants will be introduced to a new sport/activity, and learn its rules and safety guidelines.

 

http://www.recreation.ucla.edu/adaptiveprograms