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Apr 29, 2012 Download iCalendarAutism Spectrum Disorders and Public Safety Considerations References and Websites

Section A: Recommended autism safety references web sites for families include:

1. Adams, C. “Autism and Safety - How to Be Prepared” information article at Talk About Curing Autism web page at http://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/autism-and-safety.
2. Alliance to Prevent Restraint, Aversive Interventions, and Seclusion. In the Name of Treatment: A Parent's Guide to Protecting Your Child from Restraint, Aversive Interventions, and Seclusion” information article at
3. The Arc “Justice Advocacy Guide- An Advocate’s Guide on Assisting Victims and Suspects with Intellectual Disabilities” by Robert Perske at http://www.thearc.org/document.doc?id=2554.
4. Autism Society of America. “If You are the Victim of a Crime” brochure at http://support.autism-society.org/site/DocServer/self-victim.pdf?docID=9745.
5. Autism Society of America. “If Your Loved One with Autism is the Victim of a Crime” brochure at http://www.autism-society.org/site/DocServer/relative-victim.pdf?docID=9744.
6. Autism Society of America. “Safe and Sound Campaign” information at http://www.autism-society.org/living-with-autism/how-we-can-help/safe-and-sound.
7. Autism Society of America. “Safety in the Home” information article at http://www.autism-society.org/living-with-autism/how-we-can-help/safe-and-sound/safety-in-the-home.html.
8. Autism Speaks. “Autism Safety Project” information at http://www.autismsafetyproject.org/site/c.kuIVKgMZIxF/b.5058283/k.BE40/Home.htm and http://www.autismsafetyproject.org/atf/cf/%7Bd7db5d5c-3f40-4d04-af93-6f2b2ee549db%7D/KEEPING%20CHIILDREN%20AND%20ADULTS%20WITH%20AUTISM%20SAFE.PDF.
9. Autism Speaks. “Creating Safety Plans For Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders” information article at http://www.autismsafetyproject.org/site/c.kuIVKgMZIxF/b.5058461/k.C850/Families.htm.
10. Ball, J. “Water Safety: The Ultimate Life Skill” information article at Talk About Curing Autism web page at http://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/water-safety-the-ultimate-life-skill.
11. Child Drowning Prevention web page at http://www.childdrowningprevention.com/index.html has an excellent program.
12. Debbaudt, D. “Are You Prepared for an Autism Emergency?” information article at http://www.autismriskmanagement.com/documents/English.pdf.
13. Do2Learn web page at http://www.do2learn.com/games/songs/streetsafety/index.htm has some very good lessons about street safety.
14. Fetzer, M. “Keeping your autistic child safe: Practical tips for parents” information article at http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/803443/keeping-your-autistic-child-safe-practical-tips-for-parents.
15. Flanders, N. “Water Safety And The Child With Autism” information article at http://parentingsquad.com/watery-safety-and-the-child-with-autism.
16. Gammicchia, C. “Victimization &Abuse of Persons with Autism” information article at http://www.leanonus.org/images/Protecting_Loved_Ones_with_Autism.pdf.
17. Gunby, K. et al. “Teaching Abduction-Prevention Skills to Children with Autism” information article at http://behavioralspeech.com/memberpubs/Abduction%20prevent.pdf.
18. Kogan, M. et al. “A National Profile of the Health Care Experiences and Family Impact of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children in the United States, 2005–2006” information article at http://www.pediatricsdigest.mobi/content/122/6/e1149.full.
19. National Alert Registry. “10 Rules for Protecting Your Children from Registered Child Offenders” information article at http://www.registeredoffenderslist.org/steps-to-protect-your-children.htm.
20. National Autism Center. “Teaching Children with Autism about Safety” information article at http://www.nationalautismcenter.org/learning/safety.php.
21. Rudy, L. “Advice to Autism Parents from an Emergency 911 Responder” information article at http://autism.about.com/od/copingwithautism/a/Advice-To-Autism-Parents-From-An-Emergency-911-Responder.htm.
22. Rudy, L. “Safety and the Autistic Runaway” information article at http://autism.about.com/od/theautismcommunity/p/runawaylotech.htm.
23. Rzucidlo, S. “Law Enforcement and Autism: a 101 course for Parents” information article at http://autismsupport-somd.org/Libraries/Resource_Downloads/Law_Enforcement_and_Autism_-_a_101_course_for_Parents.sflb.ashx.
24. Safe Kids “Burn Safety for Families With Children Who Have Special Needs” information article at http://www.safekids.org/safety-basics/special-needs/fire-burn-safety/burn-safety.html.
25. Safe Kids “Fire Safety And Burn Prevention For Children With Special Needs” information article at http://www.safekids.org/safety-basics/special-needs/fire-burn-safety.
26. Safe Kids “Playground Safety for Your Child With Special Needs” information article at http://cshcn.org/childcare-schools-community/playground-safety-your-child-special-needs.
27. Sayers, B. “Consider Devising A Site Map For Your Home” information article at http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art39217.asp.
28. Sayers, B. “Fireworks Safety for the Autism Community” information article at http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art57367.asp.
29. Sayers, B. “Keeping Children on the Autism Spectrum Safe" information article at http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art40928.asp.
30. Sayers, B. “Pool Party Risks to Consider this Summer” information article at http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art57368.asp.
31. Sayers, B. “Safe Bus - Speaking Volumes For Children” information article at http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art34477.asp.
32. Sayers, B. “Safety on School Campuses for Kids with Autism” information article at http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art57706.asp.
33. Sayers, B. “Visitation Issues for children with Autism” information article at http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art36031.asp.
34. Shore, S. Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing, 2004.
35. Shore, S. “Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum” information article at http://www.autismtoday.com/articles/Learning%20the%20Skills%20of%20Self%20Advocacy.pdf?name=Stephen%20Shore.
36. Shore, S. Understanding Autism for Dummies. Indianapolis: Wiley Publishing, 2006.
37. South Carolina Autism Society. “Protecting the Person With Autism: Information for Parents and Other Caregivers” information article at http://www.scautism.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28&Itemid=57.
38. Talk About Curing Autism. “Teens with ASD: Keeping Your Teen Safe” information article at http://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/teens-with-asd-safety.
39. TASH. “Shouldn’t School Be Safe? Working Together to Keep Every Child Safe from Restraint and Seclusion in School” information article at http://www.tash.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/TASH_Shouldnt-School-Be-Safe1.pdf.
40. Tilton, A. “Autism Proof Your Home: Making A Secure Environment” information article at http://www.family-source.com/cache/656625/idx/0.
41. Tilton, A. “Child Abduction and Autism: The Unique Problems of ASD” information article at http://www.family-source.com/cache/624251/idx/0.
42. Tilton, A. The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Autism. Avon, Massachusetts: Adams Media, 2010.
43. Washington, D. “Preventing Parental Abduction During and After a Child Custody Battle- Find Out How the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act Can Help You” information article at http://singleparents.about.com/od/legalissues/a/parental_abduction.htm.

Section B: Recommended autism safety web sites for families in Virginia include:

1. 211 Virginia at http://www.211virginia.org/211provider/consumer/index211.do can be an excellent resource for families.
2. Commonwealth Autism Service Public Safety Training Initiative at http://www.autismva.org/whatwedo/publicsafety is the basis for the autism safety training in Virginia.
3. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/news/ni2011/bullypsa.htm, http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/prevention/toolkit_bullying.htm, and http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/demogrph/pdf/youthsurveyfacts_bullying.pdf for bullying and cyberbullying in Fairfax County resources, including videos in four languages.
4. http://www.fcps.edu/dss/ips/ssaw/violenceprevention/bullyprevention.shtml for bullying prevention and intervention resources from Fairfax County Public Schools.
5. Fairfax County Medical Needs Registry Form at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/specialneeds/medicalneedsregistry.htm. The medical needs registry is an emergency preparedness tool and is used by Fairfax County officials for communicating with people with medical needs, pre-event emergency planning, and for evacuating and sheltering during actual emergencies.
6. http://www.fairfaxyouth.org/BullyingPrevention.xml for the Bullying Prevention Program from the Fairfax Partnership for Youth.
7. Department of Motor Vehicles parking placards for Virginians with disabilities application at http://www.dmv.state.va.us/webdoc/citizen/disability/plates_assist.asp.
8. Department of Motor Vehicles “Walker” or “Non-Driving ID” cards for Virginians at http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/webdoc/citizen/id/get_id.asp.
9. http://www.vaspweb.org/Bullying.html for the Virginia Academy of School Psychologists bullying and cyberbullying prevention resources.
10. for the Virginia Autism Resource Center tips on bullying prevention and other applicable topics.
11. http://www.vachip.org for the Virginia Child Identification Program in coordination with Virginia Freemasons.
12. http://www.vahealth.org/Injury/preventbullyingva for Virginia Department of Health bullying prevention resources.
13. http://sex-offender.vsp.virginia.gov/sor for the Virginia State Police Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry.
14. http://www.unifiedpreventioncoalition.org/for-parents/cyberbullying.html from the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County.
15. Virginia Bullying Legislation is at http://youthviolence.edschool.virginia.edu/bullying/bullying-legislation.html.

Section C: Recommended web sites for autism awareness and safety items for families include:

1. http://www.911life.com sells an assortment of medical and alert cards, bracelets, shoe tags and necklaces.
2. http://www.americanmedical-id.com/home sells personalized medical identification jewelry.
3. http://www.angelfire.com/in2/dandee for the DANDee Child Safety Harness.
4. http://www.angelguardbuynow.com for the Angel Guard seat belt restraint lock.
5. http://autismidcard.com/#contribution for an excellent autism ID card.
6. http://www.autismlink.com/store sells autism awareness magnets, decals and clothing.
7. http://www.autism-society.org/living-with-autism/how-we-can-help/safe-and-sound for the Autism Society of America “Safe and Sound Campaign” with assortment of autism awareness and safety/ ID cards, decals and magnets available at https://secure2.convio.net/asa/site/Ecommerce?store_id=2001&JServSessionIdr004=xojdwzzv32.app225a.
8. http://www.autismsafetyproject.org/atf/cf/%7Bd7db5d5c-3f40-4d04-af93-6f2b2ee549db%7D/FS_EMERGENCYFORMS.PDF for the Autism Speaks “Emergency Information for Individuals with the Autism Spectrum Disorder” form.
9. http://awaare.org for the Autism Wandering Awareness Alert Response Education information. Their Autism Elopement Alert Form, Person-Specific Information for First Responders at http://awaare.org/docs/AUTISM%20ELOPEMENT%20ALERT%20FORM.pdf. Their Family Wandering Emergency Plan at http://awaare.org/docs/FWEP.pdf.
10. http://www.buttonsandmore.com sells a large number of autism awareness and safety/ ID cards, decals and magnets.
11. http://www.carememoryband.com for medical history bracelets (USB devices on wrist bands).
12. http://www.child-identification-products.com for child ID kits.
13. http://www.conntext.com for iron-on clothing labels.
14. Dennis Debbaudt Autism Emergency Contact Form at http://www.autismriskmanagement.com/documents/autism_emergency_contact_form.pdf.
15. Dennis Debbaudt 911 Handout in PDF Format at http://www.poac-nova.org/pdfs/Debbaudt 911 Handout.pdf and in Word Format at http://www.poac-nova.org/pdfs/Debbaudt 911 Handout.doc.
16. Gerald Hasselbrink Law Offices. “Basic Information About Autism To Carry In The Pocket” Pocket Slip at http://hasselbrink.com/Pocketslip1.doc and http://hasselbrink.com/Pocketslip2a.doc.
17. Gerald Hasselbrink Law Offices. “Contact and Emergency Information To Be Carried In The Pocket” Pocket Slip at http://hasselbrink.com/Pocketslip2a.doc.
18. Gerald Hasselbrink Law Offices. “Information for Neighbors” Pocket Slip at http://hasselbrink.com/Neighbors.doc.
19. http://www.heartofsailing.org/Docs/Autism%20Safety%20Toolkit.pdf for Autism Safety Tool Kit information.
20. http://www.identikid.com.au/Products/Medical_Alerts for medical and allergy alert bracelets.
21. Illinois Assistive Technology Program "Safety and Autism Spectrum Disorder - Empowering Children and Adults with Devices and Technology" information DVD at http://www.iltech.org/autism.html.
22. http://kidcallcard.com for a two-sided waterproof card that holds up to 10 cell phone numbers on one side, and is personalized with your child's first name on the other. It's the size of a credit card, and provides space for two primary cell numbers (usually Mom and Dad) and up to 10 secondary cell numbers.
23. http://www.kidsafeid.com for kid’s photo ID cards.
24. http://www.kidsafetyhats.com for an assortment of protective headgear for special needs individuals.
25. http://www.kidssafetybands.com for assorted kid’s safety wrist bands.
26. http://www.kidstravelcard.com for kid’s photo ID cards.
27. http://www.kind-find.com for Kind Find program and resources.
28. http://www.laurenshope.com for stylish medical alert bracelets.
29. Law Enforcement Awareness Network (LEAN)) On Us personal autism safety cards for children at http://www.leanonus.org/images/LEAN_On_Us_Child_ID_Safety_Card_7_04.pdf and for adults at http://www.leanonus.org/images/LEAN_On_Us_safety_card_for_adults_7_04.pdf.
30. http://www.lucasworks.org for a wide assortment of autism safety items.
31. http://masonallenmedlamfoundation.webs.com for autism safety information from the Mason Allen Medlam Foundation.
32. http://www.medicalert.org/autism sells alert bracelets and necklaces.
33. http://www.medicalidstore.com for the Medical ID Store.
34. http://www.medicalmedallion.com sells a My Voice ID recorder device that carries up to 80 words of the person’s vital medical or other information.
35. http://www.medictag.com for Medic Tag sells USB devices with a digital memory chip containing all medical and other information.
36. http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PublicHomeServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children web page.
37. http://www.my-healthkey.com/card.htm for free emergency medical ID wallet cards let you keep your medical information handy in the event of an emergency and to buy an USB device that holds more information.
38. http://www.sickkids.ca/myhealthpassport for My Health Passports is a customized, wallet-size card in English and Spanish.
39. http://www.mypreciouskid.com/child-autism-safety.html sells a wide assortment of child autism safety items.
40. http://nationalautismassociation.org/safetytoolkit for the Safety Tool Kit from the National Autism Association. Information on their Autism Safety Initiative at http://www.autismsafety.org. Information on their “Found: An Autism Safety Initiative” at http://www.nationalautismassociation.org/found.php.
41. http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=1803&itemID=42601&URL=Safety%20Information/For%20kids and http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=1953&itemID=46172&URL=Safety%20Information/For%20consumers/People%20with%20disabilities/Autism&cookie_test=1 for fire safety information from the National Fire Protection Association.
42. http://www.papremisealert.com for Silent No More Premise Alert Form and nonverbal communication boards information.
43. Parents Of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia (POAC-NoVA) personal autism safety cards in PDF Format at http://www.poac-nova.org/pdfs/Autism Cards from POAC-NoVA.pdf and in Rich-Text Format at http://www.poac-nova.org/pdfs/Autism Cards from POAC-NoVA.rtf.
44. http://www.pinmart.com/autism-awareness.aspx sells a selection of pins, bracelets, magnets and lanyards.
45. http://thesafetysleeper.com for a safe, fully enclosed & portable bed for children with special needs.
46. http://safetytat.com for temporary safety tattoos that’s uniquely personalized with your cell phone number and other info.
47. http://www.schoolidents.com for ID tags that are laced into the shoe, are bracelets, or necklaces.
48. http://www.selectautismmerchandise.com for child autism safety packets with a comprehensive set of materials from one source.
49. https://shopping.webformix.net/lifeline/child.htm for child ID bracelets.
50. http://tattooswithapurpose.com for temporary tattoos for safety.
51. http://www.unlockingautism.org/site/c.kiKTL8PMLrF/b.4344017/k.77A3/Autism_Safty_Toolkit.htm for the Safety Tool Kit from Unlocking Autism, which sells autism awareness items.
52. http://www.vachip.org for the Virginia Child Identification Program in coordination with Virginia Freemasons.
53. http://www.victorystore.com/magnets/car_magnet/autismmagnets.htm sells clothing, magnets, signs, decals, tags, and bumper stickers.

Section D: Recommended web sites for tracking and locator systems for families include:

1. http://www.alz.org/safetycenter/we_can_help_safety_medicalert_safereturn.asp for the Alzheimer's Association Safe Return®, a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service using MedicAlert®.
2. http://www.amberalert.gov for Amber Alert program information, but this only will go into effect if the child is abducted, not just missing. Another program which may apply but only in Florida is the Silver Alert program specifically for missing persons at http://www.floridasilveralert.com.
3. http://www.amberalert-gps.com/articles/child-gps-autistic-children has a number of GPS child locators for autistic children, but it is not officially part of the Amber Alert Program.
4. http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/vbsik.html?engine=yahoo!4819&keyword=bluespan for the Brickhouse Security tracking system service and http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/gps-jacket.html for the Brickhouse Security GPS Jacket tracking system service.
5. http://www.caretrak.com for the Care Trak tracking system service.
6. http://www.diginetlink.com/Kids_Tracking_Devices_s/51.htm for GPS tracking devices.
7. http://www.earthgadgets.com/products/gps/trackstick/trackstick2/details.html for the Trackstick™ II Personal GPS Tracker, which keeps track of where someone has gone, not where they are. This could be useful for folks that seem to disappear, and you do not know where they went.
8. http://www.emfinders.com for EmFinders EmSeeQ™ wide-area location device and service.
9. http://www.eyez-on.com/EYEZON2010/autism-community.html for the EYEZ-ON tracking system service.
10. http://www.geminitracking.com for the Gemini tracking system service.
11. http://www.ion-kids.com for the Ion Kids tracking system service.
12. http://www.liveviewgps.com for the Live View GPS tracking system.
13. http://www.lovedonelocator.com for the Loved One Locator tracking system service from Mobile Health Technologies.
14. http://www.lifelinesys.com for the Philips Lifeline System medical alert system service.
15. http://www.lifeprotekt.com/category/autism for the LifePROTEKT wandering prevention/GPS personal location device service.
16. http://www.medicalert.org sells a 24-hour Emergency Response Service and Family Notification Service.
17. http://www.mypreciouskid.com/child-autism-safety.html sells the LOC8TOR tracking device system.
18. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17063608 article about the Quantum Satellite Technology GPS sneakers tracking service.
19. http://www.lifelinesys.com/content/lifeline-products for the Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service system.
20. www.pocketfinder.com for a pocket-sized GPS device tracked through a PC or phone.
21. http://www.projectlifesaver.org for the Project Lifesaver International radio tracking system information used by over 1200 public locales in the U.S.
22. http://www.rescuealert.com sells a medical alarm system bracelets and service.
23. http://www.resistattack.com/Personal-Alarms/Electronic-Child-Leash-Panda for Child Guard Wireless Alarms with up to 30 foot range.
24. http://www.safeguardconnect.com for the Safeguard Connect tracking system service.
25. https://www.safelinkwireless.com/Safelink/home for free cell phone and service. SafeLink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible customers receiving Medicaid.
26. https://safetynetbylojack.com for the Lojack Safety Net medical alert system service.
27. http://ortshop.sprint.com/en/support/faq/mobile_locator.shtml for the Sprint Nextel Mobile Locator program.
28. http://www.trackingtheworld.com has a number of GPS World Tracker products.
29. http://products.verizonwireless.com/index.aspx?id=fnd_familylocator for the Verizon Family Locator program, which used to be the Chaperone Program which lets you easily locate your family member’s handset from your Verizon Wireless phone or PC - in real time, at any time.
30. http://ww34.wherify.com/wherifone/kids.html?page=kids for the Wherifone cell phone tracking program.
31. http://www.zoombak.com sells personal GPS locators.

Section E: Recommended Sex Offender Registry web sites for families include:

1. http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/cwp/view,a,1241,q,540704,mpdcNav-GID,1523,mpdcNav,1%20,.asp for the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department Sex Offender Registry.
2. http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/onlineservs/socem/default.shtml for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correction Services’ Sex Offender Registry.
3. http://sex-offender.vsp.virginia.gov/sor for the Virginia State Police Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry.
4. http://www.familywatchdog.us for Family Watchdog sex offender registry and information.
5. http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/cac/states.htm for the FBI list of State Sex Offender Registry.
6. http://www.mapsexoffenders.com for nationwide sex offender mapping and information.
7. https://orders.nationalalertregistry.com/landing1 for the National Alert Registry.
8. http://www.nsopr.gov for the U.S. Department of Justice Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website.

Section F: Recommended autism and sexuality web sites for families include:

1. About.com. “Sex and Disability Resources” at http://sexuality.about.com/od/sexdisabilityresources/Sex_and_Disability_Resources.htm.
2. Adams, J. “Puberty and the awakening of sexuality” information article at http://www.autismtoday.com/articles/Puberty_and_the_awakening_of_sexuality%20.asp?cat=1.
3. Alberta Health Services (Canada). “Sexuality and Developmental Disability: A Guide for Parents” information article at http://www.teachingsexualhealth.ca/media/pdf/Sexuality_Developmental_Disability.pdf.
4. American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. “Sexuality and Intellectual Disability” information article at http://www.aamr.org/content_198.cfm.
5. Autism Research Institute. “Dating, Marriage and Autism: A Personal Perspective” information article at http://www.autism.com/ind_dating_marriage_autism.asp.
6. Autism Research Institute. “Puberty, Aggression, and Seizures” information article at http://www.autism.com/ind_puberty_aggression_seizures.asp.
7. Boehning, A. “Sex Education for Students with Disabilities” information article at https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2022/203/boehning%20sex%20education%20for%20students.pdf?sequence=1.
8. Buron, K. A 5 Is Against the Law! Social Boundaries: Straight Up! An honest guide for teens and young adults. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing, 2007.
9. Davies, C. and Dubie, M. “Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health” Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing, 2011.
10. Dunham, K. The Boy's Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU. New York: Applesauce Press, 2007.
11. Dunham, K. The Girl's Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU. New York: Applesauce Press, 2008.
12. Edelson, M. “Sexual Abuse of Children with Autism: Factors that Increase Risk and Interfere with Recognition of Abuse” information article at http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/1058/1228.
13. Fegan, L. and Rauch, A. Sexuality and People with Intellectual Disability. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing, 1997.
14. Gerhardt, P. “Sexuality Instruction and Autism Spectrum Disorders” information article at http://www.education.com/reference/article/sexuality-instruction-autism-ASD.
15. Grandin, T. and Barron, S. The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism. Arlington, Texas: Future Horizons, 2005.
16. Henault, I. and Attwood, T. Asperger's Syndrome And Sexuality: From Adolescence Through Adulthood. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006.
17. Kaufman, M., Silverberg, C. and Odette, F. The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability: For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain and Illness. San Francisco: Cleis Press, 2007.
18. Koller, R. “Sexuality and Adolescents with Autism” information article at http://www.vbntraining.com/library/public_document/ADL-Self%20Help/Sex%20Education/Autism%20and%20Sexuality.pdf.
19. Lawson, W. Sex, Sexuality And The Autism Spectrum. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005.
20. Life Cycle Education Consultants sells “How We Grow and Change: A Human Development and Sexuality Education Curriculum” products at http://www.lifecycleeducation.com.
21. Luiselli, J. The Handbook of High-Risk Challenging Behaviors in People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing, 2011.
22. Manasco, H. An Exceptional Children's Guide to Touch: Teaching Social and Physical Boundaries to Kids. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012. Article on book is at http://www.misericordia.edu/news/news_full.cfm?news_id=53526.
23. Mandell, D. et al. “The prevalence and correlates of abuse among children with autism served in comprehensive community-based mental health settings” information article at http://www.thefate.org/library/public_document/Adaptive%20Life%20Skills-/Sex%20Education/Abuse%20Correlates%20in%20Autism.pdf.
24. McAfee, J. and Attwood, T. Navigating the Social World: A Curriculum for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Related Disorders. Arlington, Texas: Future Horizons, 2001.
25. Moss, K. and Blaha, R. “Introduction to Sexuality Education for Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind and Significantly Developmentally Delayed” information article at http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=ED461954&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=ED461954.
26. Muccigrosso, L. Sexual Abuse Prevention Strategies and Programs for persons with Developmental Disabilities. Los Gatos, California: Stiggall and Associates, 1991.
27. Murphy, N. and Elias, E. “Sexuality of Children and Adolescents With Developmental Disabilities” information article at http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/118/1/398.full?gca=pediatrics%253B118%252F1%252F398&FULLTEXT=sexuality%20disability&hits=20&FIRSTINDEX=0&SEARCHID=1169481509564_850.
28. National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. “Having a Daughter With a Disability: Is It Different For Girls” information article at http://nichcy.org/wp-content/uploads/docs/nd14.pdf.
29. National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. “Sexuality Education for Children and Youth With Disabilities” information article at http://nichcy.org/wp-content/uploads/docs/nd17.pdf.
30. National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. “Sexuality Education for Students with Disabilities” information article at http://nichcy.org/schools-administrators/sexed.
31. Newport, J., Newport, M. and Bolick, T. Autism-Asperger's and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond. Arlington, Texas: Future Horizons, 2002.
32. Newport, J. and Newport, M. “Autism-Asperger’s & Sexuality Puberty and Beyond” information article at http://www.autismtoday.com/articles/featuredbookNewport.html.
33. Newton, G. “Social/Sexual Awareness For Persons With Disabilities” information article from the Autism Research Institute at http://www.autism.com/ind_social_sexual_awareness.asp.
34. Nichols, S., Moravcik, G. and Tetenbaum, S. Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum: What Parents and Professionals Should Know About the Pre-teen and Teenage Years. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008.
35. Rudy, J. “Sexuality and Autism - - Sex Education for Children and Teens with Autism” information article at http://autism.about.com/od/transitioncollegejobs/f/sexed.htm.
36. Schwier, K. and Hingsburger, D. Sexuality: Your Sons and Daughters with Intellectual Disabilities. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing, 2000.
37. Siegel, P. Changes in You: A Clearly Illustrated, Simply Worded Explanation of the Changes of Puberty for Boys. Special Needs Project, 1991.
38. Siegel, P. Changes in You: A Clearly Illustrated, Simply Worded Explanation of the Changes of Puberty for Girls. Special Needs Project, 1991.
39. Steege, M. and Peck, S. Sex Education for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. San Antonio: Steege Publications.
40. Steege, M. and Peck, S. Social Skills & Sex Education – Self Care for the Developmentally Delayed Adult. San Antonio: Steege Publications.
41. Stillman, W. “Autism and the New Sexual Victimization” information article at http://www.williamstillman.com/archive/Sexual_Victimization.html.
42. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. “Teaching Sex Ed for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities” information article at http://www.sexualityandu.ca/en/teachers/teaching-sex-ed-for-youth-with-intellectual-disabilities.
43. Talk About Curing Autism. “Teens with ASD: Puberty – What to Expect, Seizures, Anxiety, Sexuality” information article at http://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/teens-with-asd-puberty.
44. Tilton, A. The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Autism. Avon, Massachusetts: Adams Media, 2010.
45. University of Michigan. “Sexuality Education. The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Autism. Avon, Massachusetts: Adams Media, 2010.
46. University of Michigan. “Sexuality Education for Youth with Disability or Chronic Illness- A Resource List” at http://www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/disabsex.htm.
47. Waddell, L. and Rowe, J. “Sexuality and Autism” information article from the Autism Research Institute at http://www.autism.com/ind_sexuality_autism.asp.
48. Walker-Hirsch, L. The Facts of Life... and More: Sexuality and Intimacy for People With Intellectual Disabilities. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing, 2007.

Section G: Recommended autism and air travel web sites for families include:

1. Autism Society of America. “The Autism Society Provides Resources for Seamless Travel- Know Your Rights and Resources when Traveling by Air” information article at http://www.autism-society.org/news/the-autism-society-remembers.html.
2. Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. “Airports, Airplanes & Autism” at http://card-usf.fmhi.usf.edu/cardpubs/card_airtravel.pdf
3. Debbaudt, D. “Autism & Airport Travel Safety Tips- A Guide for Parents and Carers” information article at http://www.sath.org/index.php?sec=768&id=2371.
4. Department of Transportation Information for the Air Traveler with a Disability at http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/publications/horizons.htm.
5. Department of Transportation Information on Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel at http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/rules/rules.htm.
6. Finke, B. “Air travel … with autism” information article at http://autismblog.easterseals.com/air-travel-with-autism.
7. Fleming, A. “Air Travel Guide for Children with Autism” information article at http://airtravel.about.com/b/2009/04/04/air-travel-guide-for-children-with-autism.htm.
8. Khodaei, A. “Air Travel With an Autistic Child” information article at http://www.ehow.com/about_6115816_air-travel-autistic-child.html.
9. Manchester Airport, UK. “Airport Awareness- Travel advice for parents and carers of children on the Autistic Spectrum” information booklet at http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/manweb.nsf/alldocs/4D4CC20F97DD74008025736400407C2E/$File/Airport+Awareness+book.pdf.
10. Parent Coaching for Autism. “Holiday Travel by Air With Children on the Autism Spectrum” information article at http://parentcoachingforautism.com/2011/11/holiday-travel-by-air-with-children-on-the-autism-spectrum.
11. Transportation Security Administration Requirements for Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions at http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/specialneeds/index.shtm. The web page at http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/specialneeds/editorial_1572.shtm is specifically for children with disabilities. The printable TSA Medical Notification Card at http://quest.mda.org/sites/default/files/Notification%20Cards%20II.pdf will make starting the process easier at the airport. “TSA Cares- Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions” information article at http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/disabilityandmedicalneeds/tsa_cares.shtm. TSA Cares questions hotline is available weekdays from 9am to 9pm EST by calling (855) 787-2227.
12. Wilkinson, L. “International Travel with an Autistic Child” information article at http://thinkingautismguide.blogspot.com/2011/08/international-travel-with-autistic.html.

Section H: Recommended web sites for information on bullying and cyberbullying prevention include:

1. http://www.42explore2.com/bully.htm for anti-bullying information from 42eXplore.com.
2. Anderson, C. “IAN Research Report: Bullying” March 2012 information article at http://www.iancommunity.org/cs/ian_research_reports/ian_research_report_bullying.
3. Anti-Bullying Network at http://www.antibullying.net has anti-bullying information.
4. Arkansas Safe Schools Initiative has “Stop Bullying Now” pledge cards at http://www.arsafeschools.com/BullyingCard.htm.
5. Awesome Library has “Bullying Basics” web page at http://www.awesomelibrary.org/bullying.html.
6. Brown, C. “Girls Bullying Girls: Gossip, Rumors, and Name-Calling Affects Girls’ Self-Esteem” at http://candy-brown.suite101.com/bullying-in-girls-peer-groups-a37658.
7. Bully Beware.com at http://www.bullybeware.com has anti-bullying information.
8. Bullying.org at http://www.bullying.org has a “Where you are NOT alone” program.
9. Bullying Prevention Resource Guide at http://www.bullyingprevention.org has best practices information for schools and families.
10. The Bully Project resources at http://specialneeds.thebullyproject.com/toolkit has a specially designed toolkit for parents, teachers and students dealing with bullying and children with special needs.
11. Carter, B and Spencer, V. “The Fear Factor: Bullying and Students with Disabilities” from the International Journal of Special Education at http://www.forockids.org/PDF%20Docs/Bullying.pdf.
12. Committee for Children has a “Step to Respect” bullying prevention program at http://www.cfchildren.org/programs/str/overview.
13. Community Learning Network has youth violence resources at http://www.cln.org/themes/youth_violence.html.
14. Colorado Trust's Bullying Prevention initiative at http://www.bullyingprevention.org has the bullying prevention resource guide.
15. Council for Exceptional Children web page at http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NewsIssues/TeachingLearningCenter/ProfessionalPracticeTopicsInfo/BehaviorManagement/Bullying/default.htm has resources about bullying prevention.
16. http://www.cyberenforcement.com/studentswhocare.htm for resources from Students Who Care and http://www.cybersnitch.net/schoolviolencewatch.htm for resources from the School Violence Watch Network at Cybersnitch.
17. Don’t Laugh resources at http://www.dontlaugh.org from Operation Respect.
18. Education.com resources at http://www.education.com/topic/school-bullying-teasing and http://www.education.com/reference/article/definitions-characteristics-bullying.
19. Education World “Bullying Intervention Strategies That Work” information article at http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/issues/issues103.shtml.
20. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/news/ni2011/bullypsa.htm, http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/prevention/toolkit_bullying.htm, and http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/demogrph/pdf/youthsurveyfacts_bullying.pdf for bullying and cyberbullying in Fairfax County resources, including videos in four languages.
21. http://www.fcps.edu/dss/ips/ssaw/violenceprevention/bullyprevention.shtml for bullying prevention and intervention resources from Fairfax County Public Schools.
22. http://www.fairfaxyouth.org/BullyingPrevention.xml for the Bullying Prevention Program from the Fairfax Partnership for Youth.
23. Foden, T. and Anderson, C. “Bullying and ASD” information article at http://www.iancommunity.org/cs/articles/bullying.
24. Good Character.com has a teaching guide for bullying and teasing at http://www.goodcharacter.com/GROARK/Bullying.html.
25. The Guidance Group at http://store.guidance-group.com/Bully-Prevention/products/285 sells bullying prevention materials.
26. Heinrichs, R. “Awareness is a key bullying prevention tool” information article at http://www.autismsupportnetwork.com/news/awareness-key-bullying-prevention-tool-887987.
27. In The Know Zone at http://www.intheknowzone.com/bullying has resources about bullying prevention.
28. Jeffrey, L. “Bullying Bystanders” information article at http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=EJ791879&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=EJ791879.
29. Kid’s Health.org at http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/bullies.html and http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/cyberbullying.html has lots of information.
30. http://www.melissainstitute.org/subject_index.html#bullying for resources from the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment.
31. Model Me Kids sells “Bullying & Autism: Model Me Confidence & Bullying Prevention” CDs at http://www.modelmekids.com/bully.html.
32. Moffitt, S. “Bullying of Special Needs Students Remains Problematic” at http://www.autismkey.com/bullying-of-special-needs-students-remains-problematic.
33. Montes, G. and Halterman, J. “Bullying among Children with Autism and the Influence of Comorbidity with ADHD: A Population-Based Study” published by the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, May 2007 at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1530156707000317 and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17512887.
34. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Net Smartz Program at http://www.netsmartz.org/cyberbullying and http://www.netsmartz.org/Parents has cyberbullying prevention information.
35. National Council on Disability. “Bullying and Students with Disabilities” briefing paper at http://www.ncd.gov/publications/2011/March92011.
36. National Crime Prevention Council at http://www.ncpc.org/topics/bullying has bullying prevention information.
37. National Crime Prevention Council at http://www.ncpc.org/cyberbullying has cyberbullying prevention information.
38. Olweus Bullying Prevention Program for schools from Clemson University is at http://www.olweus.org/public/index.page and http://www.clemson.edu/olweus.
39. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports have Bullying Prevention Programs at http://www.pbis.org/school/bully_prevention.aspx and http://www.pbis.org/common/pbisresources/publications/bullyprevention_ES.pdf.
40. PACER (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) Center’s National Bullying Prevention Center has prevention resources at http://www.pacer.org/bullying, http://www.pacer.org/publications/bullying.asp, http://www.pacerkidsagainstbullying.org, and http://www.pacerteensagainstbullying.org.
41. Plumley, K. “Asperger Syndrome and School Bullying Signs and Strategies for Maltreatment of Children with AS” information article at http://karenplumley.suite101.com/asperger-syndrome-and-school-bullying-a114785.
42. RHL School had violence prevention resources at http://www.rhlschool.com/violenceprev.htm.
43. Rudy, L. “Helping Children with Autism Cope with Bullying” information article at http://autism.about.com/od/theautismcommunity/a/bullies.htm.
44. Stop Bullying at http://www.stopbullying.gov has a lot of excellent bullying prevention information.
45. Stop Cyberbullying at http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/index2.html has a lot of excellent cyberbullying prevention information.
46. Teacher Vision.com has a teaching guide about “What About Fighting?” at http://www.teachervision.fen.com/safety/lesson-plan/2962.html.
47. Thinkquest.org at http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312169/intro.html has the “What’s Wrong with Bullying?” resources.
48. Tourette Syndrome Association at http://www.tsa-usa.org/aBullyingPrev/bullyingprevention_main.html has bullying prevention information.
49. http://www.unifiedpreventioncoalition.org/for-parents/cyberbullying.html from the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County.
50. http://urbanext.illinois.edu/conflict/index.html for the “Out on a Limb- A Guide to Getting Along” program from the University of Illinois Extension Urban Programs Resource Network.
51. U.S. Department of Education. “U.S. Education Department Releases Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies” at http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-education-department-releases-analysis-state-bullying-laws-and-policies.
52. Van Roekel, E., Scholte, R. and Didden, R. “Bullying Among Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Prevalence and Perception” study published by the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, August 2009 at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2809311.
53. http://www.vaspweb.org/Bullying.html for the Virginia Academy of School Psychologists bullying and cyberbullying prevention resources.
54. for the Virginia Autism Resource Center tips on bullying prevention and other applicable topics.
55. Virginia Bullying Legislation is at http://youthviolence.edschool.virginia.edu/bullying/bullying-legislation.html.
56. http://www.vahealth.org/Injury/preventbullyingva for Virginia Department of Health bullying prevention resources.
57. Wainscot, J., Paul Naylor, P., Sutcliffe, P., Tantam, D. and Williams, J. “Relationships with Peers and Use of the School Environment of Mainstream Secondary School Pupils with Asperger Syndrome (High-Functioning Autism): A Case-Control Study” published by the International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, January 2008 at http://redalyc.uaemex.mx/redalyc/html/560/56080103/56080103_2.html.
58. Wingspan Works has “Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices”, an evidence-based curriculum and teacher training program develops social-emotional and life skills in children 3 to 8 years old at http://www.wingspanworks.com/educational_programs.

Section I: Recommended emergency preparedness web sites for families include:

1. “Autism Emergency Contact Form” by Dennis Debbaudt from Autism Risk and Safety Management at http://www.autismriskmanagement.com/documents/autism_emergency_contact_form.pdf.
2. “Preparing for an Autism Emergency” information article by Dennis Debbaudt from Autism Risk and Safety Management at http://www.autismriskmanagement.com/documents/autism_emergency.pdf and in Spanish at http://www.autismriskmanagement.com/documents/Spanish.pdf.
3. http://www.autism-society.org/living-with-autism/how-we-can-help/safe-and-sound/emergency-preparedness.html and http://support.autism-society.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=9867 for emergency preparedness tips from the Autism Society of America.
4. http://www.ausm.org/supportServices/emergencyPreparedness.asp for emergency preparedness tips from the Autism Society of Minnesota.
5. “Disaster Preparedness for People on the Autism Spectrum and their Supporters” by Stephen Shore from the Autism Speaks Autism Safety Project at http://www.autismsafetyproject.org/atf/cf/%7Bd7db5d5c-3f40-4d04-af93-6f2b2ee549db%7D/FIRST%20RESPONDERS%20-%20DISASTER%20PREP.PDF.
6. http://inclusivepreparedness.org for Inclusive Preparedness Center information on emergency planning, response and recovery, particularly those more vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters on the job and at home.
7. “Essential items for the Family” by Bonnie Sayers from Bella Online at http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art18268.asp.
8. http://www.cdihp.org/links.html#disaster and http://www.jik.com/disaster.html from the Center for Disability Issues in the Health Professions and June Isaacson Kailes has a large list of resources in English and Spanish.
9. http://cshcn.org/planning-record-keeping/care-plans-teens for Care Plans and Forms for Your Child with Special Needs and http://cshcn.org/planning-record-keeping/emergency-preparedness-children-special-needs for Emergency Preparedness for Children with Special Needs from the Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in English and Spanish.
10. http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=1442 and http://www.ready.gov from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
11. http://www.disabilitypreparedness.org and http://www.inclusivepreparedness.org from the Inclusive Preparedness Center.
12. http://www.makeaplan.org from the National Capital Region.
13. http://www.nod.org from the National Organization on Disability. They have an “Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities” available at http://nod.org/disability_resources/emergency_preparedness_for_persons_with_disabilities.
14. http://www.redcross.org/www-files/Documents/pdf/Preparedness/Fast%20Facts/Disaster_Preparedness_for_PwD-English.pdf and http://www.redcross.org/preparedness/cdc_english/evac_dis-2.html and http://www.redcross.org/images/pdfs/code/family_disaster_plan.pdf from the Red Cross.
15. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FY/FY75100.pdf by Carolyn Wilken from the University of Florida.
16. http://www.hhs.gov/od/emergencypreparedness.html from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
17. “Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities” guidelines from the U.S. Department of Transportation at http://www.dotcr.ost.dot.gov/asp/emergencyprep.asp#WhatsNew.

Section J: Recommended autism awareness and safety resources for first responder personnel and school staff include:

1. The Arc “Justice Advocacy Guide- An Advocate’s Guide on Assisting Victims and Suspects with Intellectual Disabilities” by Robert Perske at http://www.thearc.org/document.doc?id=2554.
2. Autism Alert “Autism Awareness Training” information at http://www.autismalert.org.
3. Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition (ALEC) training program information at http://www.sncarc.org/alec.htm. Their brochure is at http://kintera.org/atf/cf/%7BD7DB5D5C-3F40-4D04-AF93-6F2B2EE549DB%7D/First%20Responders%20-%20ALEC%20Brochure.pdf.
4. “Autism Awareness Training for First Responders” information at http://prevent-educate.org.
5. Autism Society of America. “Autism Information for Advocates, Attorneys, and Judges” brochure at http://www.autism-society.org/site/DocServer/Advocates_Attorneys_and_Judges.pdf?docID=10901.
6. Autism Society of America. “Autism Information for Child Abuse Counselors” brochure at http://www.autism-society.org/site/DocServer/Child_Abuse_Counselors.pdf?docID=10902.
7. Autism Society of America. “Autism Information for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Counselors” brochure at http://www.autism-society.org/site/DocServer/Domestic_Violence___Sexual_Assult_Counselors.pdf?docID=10921.
8. Autism Society of America. “Autism Information for Law Enforcement and Other First Responders” brochure at http://www.autism-society.org/site/DocServer/Law_Enforcement_and_Other_First_Responders.pdf?docID=10941.
9. Autism Society of America. “Autism Information for Paramedics and Emergency Room Staff” brochure at http://www.autism-society.org/site/DocServer/Paramedics_and_Emergency_Room_Staff.pdf?docID=10942.
10. Autism Society of America. “Autism Information for Social Workers and Counselors” brochure at http://www.autism-society.org/site/DocServer/Social_Workers_and_Counselors.pdf?docID=10961.
11. Autism Society of America. “If You are the Victim of a Crime” brochure at http://www.autism-society.org/site/DocServer/self-victim.pdf?docID=9745.
12. Autism Society of America. “If Your Loved One with Autism is the Victim of a Crime” brochure at http://www.autism-society.org/site/DocServer/relative-victim.pdf?docID=9744.
13. Autism Society of America “Understanding Autism” cards for first responders at https://secure2.convio.net/asa/site/Ecommerce/1213117613?VIEW_PRODUCT=true&product_id=1481&store_id=2001.
14. Autism Speaks Safety Project ”Information for 911 Centers” information at
15. Autism Speaks Safety Project “Information for Emergency Medical Services” information at http://www.autismsafetyproject.org/site/c.kuIVKgMZIxF/b.5058449/k.7939/Emergency_Medical_Services.htm.
16. Autism Speaks Safety Project “Information for Firefighters” information at http://www.autismsafetyproject.org/site/c.kuIVKgMZIxF/b.5058447/k.8A59/Fire_Fighters.htm.
17. Autism Speaks Safety Project “Information for Hospital Emergency Staff” information at http://www.autismsafetyproject.org/site/c.kuIVKgMZIxF/b.5058451/k.6DBB/Hospital_Emergency_Staff.htm.
18. Autism Speaks Safety Project ”Information for the Judicial System” information at http://www.autismsafetyproject.org/site/c.kuIVKgMZIxF/b.5058455/k.AE7A/Judicial_System.htm
19. Autism Speaks Safety Project “Information for Law Enforcement” information at http://www.autismsafetyproject.org/site/c.kuIVKgMZIxF/b.5058445/k.8531/Law_Enforcement.htm.
20. Autism Speaks Safety Project “Information for Search and Rescue” information at http://www.autismsafetyproject.org/site/c.kuIVKgMZIxF/b.5058459/k.987A/Search_and_Rescue.htm.
21. Autism Speaks Safety Project “Information for Teachers and Administrators” information at http://www.autismsafetyproject.org/site/c.kuIVKgMZIxF/b.5355597/k.A118/Teachers_and_Administrators.htm.
22. Campbell, S. "Autism Awareness: A Patroller's Guide" from Ski Patrol Magazine, Winter 2005: 36 at http://www.nsp.org/members/oms/SPM/SPM_W05.pdf and http://www.poac-nova.org/pdfs/Autism%20Article-%20SPM%20Final.pdf.
23. Cannata, W. “Autism 101 for Fire and Rescue Personnel” information article at http://www.autismspectrumdisorderfoundation.org/autismfireandrescue.html.
24. Charlton. M. et al. “Facts on Traumatic Stress and Children with Developmental Disabilities” from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network study at http://www.stlouiscac.org/PDF/traumatic_stress_developmental_disabilities_final.pdf.
25. Curry K., M. Posluszny, S. Kraska. Training Criminal Justice Personnel to Recognize Offenders with Disabilities. Washington, D.C.: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services News, 1993.
26. Davis, B. “Autism and Emergency Responders – What you need to know” from Autism Today at http://www.autismtoday.com/articles/Autism_and_Emergency_Responders.asp?cat=1.
27. Davis, B. and W. Goldband Schunick. Dangerous Encounters- Avoiding Perilous Situations with Autism, A Streetwise Guide for All Emergency First Responders, Retailers and Parents. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.
28. Davis, L. “People with Intellectual Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System: Victims & Suspects” Arc information article at http://www.thearc.org/page.aspx?pid=2458.
29. Debbaudt, D. Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence: Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003.
30. Debbaudt, D. “Autism Advocacy Organizations” information article at http://www.autismriskmanagement.com/documents/advocacy_organizations.pdf.
31. Debbaudt, D. Autism, Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals: Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders. London and-Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.
32. Debbaudt, D. “Autism & Emergency Preparedness: Tips and Information for Emergency Shelter Staff and Trainers” information article at http://www.autismriskmanagement.com/documents/DisasterPreparedness.pdf.
33. Debbaudt, D. Avoiding Unfortunate Situations. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2001.
34. Debbaudt, D. “Avoiding Unfortunate Situations” information article at http://policeandautism.cjb.net and http://policeandautism.cjb.net/avoiding.html.
35. Debbaudt, D. “Avoiding Unfortunate Situations” Autism & Law Enforcement Handouts - PDF Format: http://www.poac-nova.org/pdfs/Debbaudt%20AUS%20Handout.pdf & Word Format: http://www.poac-nova.org/pdfs/Debbaudt%20911%20Handout.doc.
36. Debbaudt, D. “Beyond Guilt or Innocence.” Developmental Disabilities Leadership Forum, Spring 2004. Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association information article at http://www.ahany.org/Debbaudt.htm.
37. Debbaudt, D. and Rothman, D. “Contact With Individuals With Autism: Effective Resolutions.” FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, 2001. Article at http://www.autismriskmanagement.com/documents/Law_Enforcement.pdf.
38. Debbaudt, D. and Rothman, D. “Contact with Individuals with Autism” in The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, April 2001 at http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2194/is_4_70/ai_75959751.
39. Debbaudt, D. “Developing Risk and Safety Life Skills for Persons with Autism” information article at http://www.autismriskmanagement.com/documents/Life_Skills.pdf.
40. Debbaudt, D. “Individualized Education Plan” information article at http://www.autismriskmanagement.com/documents/IEP.pdf.
41. Debbaudt, D. “Information for Law Enforcement, First Response and Criminal Justice Professionals” information article at http://www.autismriskmanagement.com/documents/Law_Enforcement.pdf.
42. Debbaudt, D. “Juvenile Justice Professionals Briefing Document.” Developmental Disabilities Leadership Forum, Spring 2004. Article at http://www.autismriskmanagement.com/documents/JJ.pdf.
43. Disability, Abuse & Personal Rights Project information at http://www.disability-abuse.com.
44. Doyle, B. “And Justice for All: Unless You Have Autism: What the Legal System Needs to Know About People with Autism Spectrum Disorders” information article at http://www.barbaradoyle.com/docs/AND%20JUSTICE%20FOR%20ALL.pdf.
45. Gammicchia, C. and D. Debbaudt. “Safety for Persons with Autism.” Autism Society of America Advocate, 2nd Edition 2003: 5. Article at http://rodspecialed.org/Safety%20for%20Persons%20with%20Autism.pdf and http://www.poac-nova.org/pdfs/Safety%20for%20Persons%20with%20Autism.pdf.
46. Gerald Hasselbrink Law Offices “Autism Safety Techniques: Assessing and Approaching Individuals With Autism” information article at http://www.hasselbrink.com/autsafety.html.
47. Kelley, T. “Helping Police Officers Understand the Autistic” from The New York Times at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/21/nyregion/21autism.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print&oref=slogin.
48. Lacey, C. “Autism & Law Enforcement: Why It Matters.” Wisconsin Police Chief, March-April 2008: 9. Article at http://www.wichiefs.org/pdf/newsletter/Police%20Chief%20-%20March%20-%20April%202008.pdf.
49. Miller, C. “The Art of Verbal Judo- How tactical communication reduces need to escalate use of force” from Police.com at http://www.officer.com/article/10248713/the-art-of-verbal-judo.
50. Modell, S.J. & Mak, S. “Police Officers & Disability” information article at http://icad.wordpress.com/2008/08/19/police-officers-disability.
51. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Net Smartz Program at http://www.netsmartz.org/Educators has cyberbullying information for educators.
52. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Net Smartz Program at http://www.netsmartz.org/LawEnforcement has cyberbullying information for law enforcement personnel.
53. Olejnik, L. “Understanding Autism: How to Appropriately & Safely Approach, Assess & Manage Autistic Patients.” Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) 29, no. 6 (June 2004): 56. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15211315.
54. Parish R. “Embracing Autism: Connecting and Communicating with Children in the Autism Spectrum.” Jossey-Bass. 2008.
55. Perske, R. The Arc “Justice Advocacy Guide- An Advocate’s Guide on Assisting Victims and Suspects with Intellectual Disabilities” at http://www.thearc.org/document.doc?id=2554.
56. Reynolds, L. “People with Mental Retardation & Sexual Abuse” information article at http://www.wsf.org/behavior/guidelines/sexualabuse.htm.
57. Rzucidlo, S. “Autism 101 for EMS (Emergency Medical Service)” information article at http://www.autismspectrumdisorderfoundation.org/autismemtandparamedic.html.
58. Rzucidlo, S. “Autism 101 for Fire and Rescue Personnel” information article at http://www.autismlink.com/pages/emergency_firerescue and http://autismspectrumdisorderfoundation.org/autismfireandrescue.html.
59. Rzucidlo, S. “Autism 101 for Law Enforcement” information article at http://www.autismspectrumdisorderfoundation.org/autismlawenforcement.html
60. Rzucidlo, S. “Autism 101 for Law Enforcement Personnel” information article at http://www.autismlink.com/pages/emergency_police.
61. Rzucidlo, S. “Autism 101 for Police” information article at http://www.rockfordautism.com/Autism101forPolice.pdf.
62. Sullivan, P.M., & Knutson, J.F. “Abuse and Neglect of Children with Disabilities” at University of New Hampshire, 2000 study information article at http://www.domesticviolenceservices.com/disability-children.html.
63. Thompson, J. Verbal Judo: Redirecting Behavior with Words. Jacksonville: University of North Florida, 1997.
64. Thompson, J. and Jenkins, J. Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion. New York: William Morrow, 1993.
65. U.S. Department of Justice “Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2008-2010- Statistical Tables” at http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/capd10st.pdf.
66. Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault. “People with Disabilities and Sexual Assault” information article at http://kyasap.brinkster.net/Portals/0/pdfs/Disabilitiesandsexualassault.pdf.

Section K: Recommended autism awareness and safety materials for first responder personnel and school staff include:

1. A Child Is Missing information at http://www.achildismissing.org.
2. Autism Alliance of MetroWest "First Responders" Autism Training Video at http://www.autismalliance.org/video.htm.
3. Autism Risk & Safety web page by Dennis Debbaudt at http://www.autismriskmanagement.com.
4. Autism Speaks School Community Tool Kit to assist members of the school community in understanding and support students with autism at http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/school-community-tool-kit.
5. Autism Teaching Tools information at http://www.autismteachingtools.com/page/bbbbfg/bbbbxv.
6. Children’s Hospital and Health System of Wisconsin “Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Special Needs Subject Response Guide for Police Officers” training materials by Joel Lashley at http://ddq74coujkv1i.cloudfront.net/autismguideforCO.pdf and http://www.autismsocietyofwa.org/v2/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Autism-Guide-for-Police-Officers-0311.pdf and http://nicic.gov/Library/023977.
7. Crisis Prevention Institute “Autism in the Workplace” Training information at http://www.crisisprevention.com/Specialties/Matters-at-Work/Autism-Awareness.
8. Debbaudt, D. Autism & Law Enforcement Roll Call Briefing Video at http://www.debbaudtlegacy.com/autism_law_enforcement_roll_call_briefing.cfm.
9. Debbaudt, D. Autism, Fire Rescue Emergency & Medical Service Video at http://www.debbaudtlegacy.com/autism_fire_rescue_emergency_medical_service.cfm.
10. Debbaudt, D. “Autism on Scene Response Cards” at http://www.debbaudtlegacy.com/autism_on_scene_response_cards.cfm.
11. Fishers Fire Department “Water Awareness in Residential Neighborhoods (WARN)” Program information at http://www.warnonline.org/english/autism.htm.
12. Law Enforcement Awareness Network (LEAN) On Us web page at http://www.leanonus.org.
13. Los Angeles Police Department and Santa Clarita Sheriff Department “Community Law Enforcement Aware Response (CLEAR)” Program information at http://www.clearscv.org/index.html.
14. Maine Criminal Justice Academy “Autism Safety: Recognizing & Responding to Autism. A Guide for First Responders” video at http://video.mpbn.net/video/2164509009.
15. New Jersey Homeland Security Emergency Responder Training Center “Developmental Disabilities Training” at https://www.njlearn.com.
16. New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities’ “On the Scene and Informed First Response and Autism” information article at http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/document/image/hp_brochures_firstresponders_autism.pdf.
17. North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System “Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder” information article at http://www.northshorelij.com/NSLIJ/Adults+with+Autism+Spectrum+Disorder.
18. North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System “Your Next Patient Has Autism” brochure at http://www.autismtoday.com/articles/Your-Next-Patient-Has-Autism.asp?cat=1 and http://www.northshorelij.com/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheader=application%2Fpdf&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1247088820137&ssbinary=true and http://card-usf.fmhi.usf.edu/docs/YourNextPatient.pdf.
19. Organization for Autism Research information at http://www.researchautism.org/resources/index.asp.
20. Pensacola Police Department “Take Me Home” Program information at http://www.pensacolapolice.com/details.asp?pid=5551.
21. http://www.productsforautism.com sells a wide selection of educational materials.
22. Project Lifesaver International information at http://www.projectlifesaver.org.
23. Russell, R. “Fire Prevention Criteria on Which to Base an Autism Protection Program” information article at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/pdf/efop/efo43848.pdf.
24. Safe Life Project at http://www.safelifeproject.org/Safe%20Life/Home.html has materials for teaching Self-Determination, Abuse Awareness and Personal Safety Skills to Students with Disabilities.
25. “Schools With Open Arms” information at http://www.schoolswithopenarms.com.
26. University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability. “Tips For First Responders” is a 14-page, color-coded, laminated 4.5 x 5.5-inch field guide offers information on how to assist persons with a wide range of disabilities at http://cdd.unm.edu/dhpd/tipsEnglish.asp and http://cdd.unm.edu/dhpd/tipsSpanish.asp.
27. U.S. Department of Education “Protecting Students from Harassment and Hate Crime: A Guide for Schools” information article at http://www2.ed.gov/offices/OCR/archives/Harassment/index.html.
28. U.S. Department of Justice has an eight part series titled "Police Response to People with Disabilities" and is designed to be used in roll-call training. It addresses law enforcement situations involving people who have mobility disabilities, mental illnesses, mental retardation, epilepsy or seizure disorders, speech disabilities, deafness or hard of hearing , and blindness or low vision. The segments can be viewed at http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/videogallery.htm#Anchor-Dial-47492.
29. Woodside Fire Protection District “When Words Are Not Enough” Program information at http://www.woodsidefire.org/words.shtml.

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