Defying The Spectrum

Links & Stuff


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I am providing a list of useful links and resources that I have found useful over the years.
I do not get any endorsements or profits from these products or companies. I also provide links to the actual product information when possible. I primarily link to Amazon, as it is my first go-to to look up things (like google). I look at the customer reviews. It saves me tons of time.

If you have any links or resources that you think folks could benefit from,
please reply below, or even contact me through email with the subject line “Defy”.
I will happily SHARE.


AUTISM AWARENESS (Information, Research, and Action Oranizations)









Website – Wrightslaw Special Education Law  and Advocacy

Book – Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition by Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright

Book – Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide by Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright

Book – All About IEPs by Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright

Book – The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child by Lawrence M. Siegel

IEP Goal Bank –

IEP Goal Bank –

IEP Forms and Samples –



Book – The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily
Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
by Ross W. Greene

Book – No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing
Out-Of-Control Behavior by Jed Baker PH.D.

Book – Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Children With High-Functioning
Autism/Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Parents by Rebecca A. Moyes

Book (Also a DVD SERIES) – 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 by Thomas W. Phelan PhD (Go to the link and you will see various book  and DVD formats).



Book – The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder,by Carol Kranowitz

Book – The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition: Activities for Kids with Sensory
Processing Disorder by Carol Kranowitz



Website – The Bully Project

Free Parent Toolkit Download from NCLD

Bullying and Autism: Helping Kids Cope with Getting Excluded

Face Bullying with Confidence – 8 Skills Kids Can Use Right Away

Teach Antibullying, Inc.

The National Autistic Society: Bullying and Autism Spectrum Disorders – A Guide for School Staff

Amaze Information Fact Sheet: Bullying and Autism Spectrum Disorders U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Interactive Autism Network: Bullying and ASD

Autism NOW: Bullying and Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Signs of Bullying: What to Look For If You Suspect Your Child is Being Bullied

Bullying and Students with Special Needs DVD In the DVD Bullying and Students with Special Needs, experts look at this issue and advise teachers and administrators on how to develop specific strategies and approaches.

6 thoughts on “Links & Stuff

  1. Lauren

    I wanted to share a new organization called Autism Family Center. They provide tons of services for individuals with autism all under one roof, so that therapists work together as a team. They also provide support services for siblings, parents/guardians.

  2. Andrew Spafford

    As an organization serving the Special Needs Community, we salute you and thank you. Families deserve support and so do organizations like yours. I heard of you through a great pin that was put up on Pinterest on the “2013 Autism Facts.” I had to print it on cardstock for my desk it was so cool.

    I am writing to you today on behalf of A Special Needs Plan in serving your families anyway we can. A Special Needs Plan offers education, action, and support for families. Our ministry is to secure the future of those who do not have the ability to secure it on their own, and we do that by empowering families with accurate information in order for them to make appropriate decisions.

    We would love to serve your families with the link to our main site, as well as our new education website designed specifically for families like those you serve.

    Please consider the following:

    Families can even download a free guidebook to special needs planning called “The Family Advocate.” Available at

    Please let me know if I can help in any way and thanks for being part of our Million Family Mission!

    Thank you for your consideration!! All the best to you, your family and your organization!


    1. admin Post author

      Andrew-Thanks so much for your communication. I am just getting back to the blog after focusing on my son over the summer. We opted to take the lead versus taking part in ESY and it has paid off. Time to get back to advocacy. I am so glad you are using the 2013 Autism Facts Infographic I created last April. I attempted 30 days of awareness and used my put my graphic designs skills to some good use. Please use whatever you find useful. Link away to the site, use the graphics and articles and comment away on the page. I am a one-woman-band and started the blog to help and all folks dancing in the kaleidoscope of this spectrum. I will be adding the links you guidebook on the site too. I so appreciate you taking the time to extend the information.
      All our love to you, your family, and the Million Family Mission,

  3. Kim Hart

    My name is Kim Hart and I am an educational outreach writer, mentor and mother. Currently, I’ve been working on a safety series all related to kids. This week I have been working on a anti-bullying article inspired by my youngest son, who faced a bullying problem this summer at camp.

    I came across your page – – while doing some research on bullying and I’ve been referencing it quite a bit! If it’s alright with you I’d love to be able to reference your page in some of my future blog posts and work going forward. Just let me know

    I also wanted to pass along the article I wrote: Bullying Prevention-

    I was hoping you could include it on your page as an additional resource? I think you and your visitors will find the information useful and I know I want to make an effort to end bullying for good! Let me know if you have any additional information for me to check out!

    Hope to hear from you soon and thanks for doing your part,

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Kim-Thanks so much for your response. So sorry to get back in touch with you so late. I am just getting back to the blog after taking some time off to support our oldest son, diagnosed on the spectrum. We decided for the first time to take control of his learning over the summer instead of doing the ESY. It has a ton of work for him and he did amazing. Overall, we are glad we did it, but it truly took ALL of our attention.

      Please feel free to reference anything that you find useful. My intention with the blog is to be useful and meaningful, so please pass along to any and all. I will be sure to reference your article as well.

      Thanks for all of your efforts!

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