Free Resources

ABA Links/Resources

  1. Online Resources for Starting/Running Home ABA programs:
    1. Ten Common Roadblocks to running Home Based ABA Programs:
      http://www.nationalspeech.com/TenCommon.doc
    2. Richard Saffran's Page "ABA Resources for Recovery from Autism/PDD/Hyperlexia"
      http://members.tripod.com/~RSaffran/aba.html
    3. "Teaching Children with Autsim" http://www.polyxo.com/
    4. "Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies" http://www.behavior.org/ follow the links for ABA and autism.
    5. Guidelines for choosing an ABA provider (PDF File)
      http://www.php.com/sigsupplements/feat/Provider_Guidelines.pdf
    6. "A Home Based ABA Program Model": http://home.earthlink.net/~abaantonia/default.htm A very well put together program with the most amazing resources of sample programs and a mother's experience with running a home based program. Lots of great links too!
    7. The Race School www.theraceschool.org This website offers guidance to starting home programs and a list of resources including a downloads section. Highly recommended!
  2. Useful textbooks/manuals for Running an ABA program
    1. Good Places to Start:
      1. Lynn M. Hamilton, Bernard Rimland. Facing Autism: Giving Parents Reasons for Hope and Guidance for Help
      2. A Work in Progress: Behavior Management Strategies & A Curriculum for Intensive Behavioral Treatment of Autism by Ron Leaf, John McEachin, Jaisom D. Harsh, Ronald Burton Leaf - Very good information and is good to use as a compliment to the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills
      3. Sundberg, Mark, L., Ph.D. and Partington, James, W. Ph.D. Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities
      4. Partington, James, W. PhD., and Mark L. Sundberg, Mark, L. PhD. The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS)
    2. Lear, K. (2000). Help Us Learn. A Self-paced Training Program for ABA. Toronto: Kathy Lear. http://www.helpuslearn.com/
    3. Maurice C., Greene G., Luce, S. (1996). Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism: A manual for parents and professionals by 24 contributors. ISBN:0890796831
    4. Lovaas, O. I. (1981). Teaching Developmentally Disabled Children: The Me Book, Austin, Texas 78757, 1- 512- 451- 3246. ISBN: 0936104783 (paperback, 250 pages, University Park Press, 1981).
    5. Keenan, M., Kerr, K.P., & Dillenburger, K. (2000). Parent's education as autism therapists: Applied behaviour analysis in context. London: Jessican Kingsley Publishers.
  3. Program Evaluation
    1. "Evaluating an ABA program"
      http://www.centerforautism.com/aba/evaluating.asp
    2. "The Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist" developed by Bernard Rimland and Stephen Eldelson from the Autism Research Institute. This checklist can evaluate the effectiveness of intervention. Follow the link to get the checklist, or you can fill it online and print a copy. http://www.autismeval.com/ari-atec/
  4. Some Personal Stories
    1. Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family's Triumph over Autism by Catherine Maurice. (New York: Fawcett Columbia, 1993). ISBN: 0449906647 (paperback 371 pages, 1994)
  5. On-line e-mail Groups.
    1. "The ME-list". A great place to post specific ABA questions. A wealth of information and a great archive section too. To sign-up send a message to LISTSERV@IUPUI.EDU and tell them you want to subscribe to the ME-list.
    2. "ABAParents" a yahoo list serve for parents involved with an ABA program. E-mail address abaparents@yahoogroups.com. Go to Yahoo website and search for "ABAparents" to subscribe to this list.
    3. "The Verbal Behaviour List". Similar to the ME-list, but deals with using ABA to teach verbal behaviour. To subscribe send an email to DTT-NET-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and in the body and subject heading of the text write the word "subscribe".
    4. "Ontario Families for ABA". An advocacy group for parents in the province of Ontario and throughout Canada who advocate for government funded ABA for their children. To join, please send message to OFABA@abaresources.com and in the subject header and body of the text write the word "subscribe". This e-mail list is run by parent, Nancy Morrison, who began disseminating information about ABA in the media. The list continues to grow and provides information about ABA funding related strategies and events.
    5. Schafer Autism Report www.sarnet.org Visit this link to subscribe to news related to autism including: Special Education • Mercury Toxicity • CAN • Vaccines • IDEA • East Coast Conferences • West Coast Conferences • World Conferences • DAN! Conferences • Digestive Enzymes • Autism Research • Genetic Research • Biomedical Research • Behavioral Research • "Spin" Research • Stem Cell Applications • Medical Imaging • Adult Autism Care & Advocacy • Asperger's Aspirations • Advocacy Network • Latest Discoveries • Neurological Developments • Discussion Lists • Latest Autism Websites • Related Federal and State Legislation • NAAR • Environmental Toxins • Autism in the News • MIND Institute • GFCF Food • Vitamin A • ABA • ARI • ASA • ADHD • NIH • CDC • FDA • B6/Magnesium • Legal and Political Advocacy. Sent to you in a daily online newsletter.
    6. Verbal Behaviour Links
      The Verbal Behavior Network www.verbalbehaviornetwork.com An awesome site with many free downloads and a 53-minute video on verbal behaviour. Highly recommended!