Dr. Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Dr. Grandin presently works as a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.
Temple Grandin Resources:
Different Not Less | Animals Make Us Human | Temple Grandin HBO Movie | The Way I See It | The Autistic Brain | Emergence: Labeled Autistic | Thinking in Pictures | Asperger's & Girls | Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships | Developing Talents | Dr. Temple Grandin Library | View All
Book author, columnist and mother of sons with autism and ADHD, Ellen Notbohm's writings on autism, parenting, history, baseball and general interest subjects have been published worldwide in more than twenty languages.
Ellen Notbohm Resources:
1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger's | Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew | Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew | Ellen Notbohm Library | View All
Dr. Jed Baker
Jed Baker, Ph.D. is an award-winning author and the director of the Social Skills Training Project, serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. Dr. Baker writes, lectures, and provides training internationally.
Beth Aune, OTR/L teaches at Loma Linda University and currently has a private practice as an occupational therapist. Beth has developed and presented many workshops on the care and treatment of disabled students.
Beth Aune Resources:
Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom | More Behavior Solutions In and Beyond the Inclusive Classroom | Behavior Solutions for the Home and Community | Behavior Solutions Library | View All
Dr. Tony Attwood
Tony Attwood, Ph.D. is known for sharing his knowledge of Asperger's Syndrome. In addition to his writings, Tony operates his clinic two days a week and travels nationally and internationally to present workshops and papers.
Tony Attwood Resources:
Asperger's Syndrome, Vol 1. DVD | Asperger's Autism and Girls DVD | The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome | Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide For Parents and Professionals | Asperger's and Girls | Asperger's Syndrome Package | View All
Dr. Raun Melmed
Raun Melmed, MD is the medical director of the Melmed Center and a developmental and behavioral pediatrician. Dr. Melmed has published numerous articles and chapters and has presented around the world on topics related to development and learning. Dr. Melmed is principal investigator in numerous studies including the use of novel therapeutic agents in the treatment of ADHD and autism.
Raun Melmed Resources:
Autism Early Intervention: Fast Facts
Carol Gray developed Social Stories™ and Comic Strip Conversations, strategies that are used worldwide with children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She has published several resources on topics related to children and adults with ASD, including articles on bullying, death and dying, and how to teach social understanding.
Carol Kranowitz is best known for her book, The Out-of-Sync Child. In writings and workshops, Carol explains to parents, educators, and other early childhood professionals how sensory issues play out – and provides fun and functional techniques for addressing them at home and school.
Carol Kranowitz Resources:
The Out-of-Sync Child | Answer's to Questions Teachers Ask | A Teacher's Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder | Growing an In-Sync Child | The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun | Sensory Issues in Learning & Behavior | View All
Jennifer McIlwee Myers
Jennifer McIlwee Myers, Aspie at Large, is the coauthor of the groundbreaking book Asperger's and Girls. Jennifer's life goal is to promote understanding between those who have autism spectrum disorders and everybody else. She is a writer and a speaker.
Jennifer Myers Resources:
How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger's | Asperger's and Girls | Girls Autism & Asperger's Library
Dr. Jim Ball
Dr. Jim Ball, A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D), has been working in the private sector field of autism for over 25 years. Dr. Ball has lectured nationally and internationally, provided expert testimony, and published in the areas of early intervention, behavior, consultation services, social skills, technology, and trauma.
Jim Ball Resources:
Early Intervention & Autism
Maria Wheeler, M.Ed. has spent more than twenty years of her professional life in the fields of Psychology and Special Education, with an emphasis on Neurobehavioral Disorders, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Specific Learning Disabilities. Maria works as a private consultant serving various school districts, educational agencies, and families throughout Texas.
Britt Collins, MS OTR has has worked in a variety of settings, but has mainly focused her career as an OT on Sensory Integration and how this affects children with various special needs, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, developmental delays, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and feeding challenges.
Paula Aquilla has practiced in a variety of clinical, home and community settings since 1986. Paula is an osteopathic manual practitioner and specializes in paediatrics. She is the director of Aquilla Occupational Therapy, a family oriented practice that is full of fun and learning.
For more than 30 years, Diane Bahr has treated children and adults with feeding, motor speech, and mouth function problems. In addition to being a speech-language pathologist, she is a feeding therapist, published author, international speaker, university instructor, and business owner.
Diane Bahr Resources:
Nobody Ever Told Me (Or My Mother) That!
Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist, author, and mother of two children with special needs. Cara frequently shares her personal and professional knowledge, expertise, and experience as a pediatric OT and special needs parent with groups and organizations nationwide. Cara is the author of The Special Needs School Survival Guide: Handbook for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADH, Learning Disabilities, & More!
Cara Koscinski Resources: