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"If a child can't learn in the way that we teach, then we must teach in a way he can learn."Ivar Lovaas, Ph.D
FMFEAT

(Fargo Moorhead Families for Effective Autism Treatment)


"Serving Fargo Moorhead and Surrounding Area"


Other FEAT Organizations

FEAT -Sacramento ( The origenal FEAT organization)
FEAT - Arizona
FEAT - Chattanooga, TN

FEAT - Central Ohio
(COFEAT)
FEAT - Central Texas
FEAT - Central Valley
(CVFEAT)
FEAT - Connecticut
(CT FEAT)
FEAT - Greater Bay Area
(FEAT-GBA)
FEAT - Houston
(FEAT Houston)
FEAT - Los Angeles
(LAFEAT)
FEAT - Memphis
(FEAT Memphis)
FEAT- Michigan (Michigan FEAT )
FEAT - Minnesota/Autism Behavior Therapy Alliance
FEAT- Missouri (MO-FEAT)
FEAT - Miami Vally
(MVFEAT - Ohio)
FEAT - Nebraska (FEAT of Nebraska)
FEAT - North Bay
(NBFEAT)
FEAT - North Carolina (FEATof NC)
FEAT of Northern New York
(FEAT of NNY)
FEAT - North Texas

FEAT - Oregon
(FEAT of Oregon)
FEAT - Washington
(FEAT of Washington)
FEAT - British Columbia, CA
(FEAT of BC)
FEAT - Alberta, CA
FEAT - Manitoba, CA

 

SOME USEFUL DATA IN SUPPORT OF ABA/DTT (on the web)

Autism / Pervasive Developmental Disorders Assessment and Intervention
for Young Children (Age 0-3 Years), Sponsored by New York State Department of Health
Early Intervention Program
http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/eip/menu.htm

And also in the Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth/chapter3/sec6.html#autism

Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities (MADSEC)
Autism Task Force Report
Summary of the Report of the MADSEC Autism Task Force (March 1999)
Maine Communities Online
Download MADSEC Autism Task Force Report
Microsoft Office Word file
Adobe Acrobat file

The Oregon Department of Education
Autism Task Force Report
http://www.ode.state.or.us/sped/spedareas/autism/finalrec1.pdf

SPECIAL REPORT:
Dr. Lovaas Comments on the Mistaking of his Work

http://www.feat.org/lovaas/

COST-BENEFIT ESTIMATES  FOR  EARLY INTENSIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION  FOR YOUNG CHILDREN WITH AUTISM--GENERAL MODEL AND SINGLE STATE CASE by John W. Jacobson, James A. Mulick and Gina Green http://www.business.gatech.edu/users/bmiddlebrook/ABAAnalysis.html

Thanks to FEAT of NC:

1) Behavioral Treatment and Normal Educational and Intellectual Functioning in Young Autistic Children
by O. Ivar Lovaas
http://www.featofnc.org/research1.html

2) Tristram Smith, Washington State University
http://www.featofnc.org/research3.html

Internet sites wealth of information for parents considering ABA/DTT programming.

Damian Porcari's The Recovery Zone
The Association for Behavior Analysis 
The Childhood Learning Center
Sample of overall ABA curriculum (From the Autism Society of America)
ME-LIST Home Page
How to join the ME-LIST
Lovaas Institute
The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
ABA Resources for Recovery from Autism
101 ways to praise a child
A Maine Family's Early Intervention Program for Autism - PDD
ABCNEWS.com Nightline Autism Information
Read the Newsweek Cover Story: Understanding Autism
TOMI - THE RESOURCES FOR HOPE CENTER TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Beyond Autism
Teaching Play and Social skills to Children with Autism
Lecture Notes on TEACHING CHILDREN THROUGH BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT (By John E. Anson, Professor of Psychology at Stephen F. Austin State University)
WHAT DOES ABA HAVE TO OFFER FOR OLDER CHILDREN?
Sample of overall ABA curriculum
Kathy & Calvin's Home
TEACCH Vs ABA
AutismInfo.com

National autism Organizations

Autism Society of America
Cure Autism Now (CAN)
Families for Early Autism Treatment
National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR)
Unlocking Autism

For Law Enforcement. Suggested responses when encountering a person with autism.

Other educational interventions
When evaluating alternatives, look past the PhDs, glossy brochures, and glowing claims: do they talk about parent's and teacher's feelings or children's progress? Are claims of progress vague and general, or are they supported by measured results, with a clear comparison to a control group or to another intervention?

TEACCH
Floor time
The Miller Method
Society for Auditory Integration Training
The Facilitated Communication Institute's Page
Son-Rise Program
Dolphin Therapy

MEDICAL-BIOMEDICAL LINKS.

DSM IV Diagnostic Criteria for Autism
The American Academy of Pediatrics (Practice Parameter: Screening and diagnosis of autism)
The American Academy of Pediatrics (The Pediatrician's Role in the Diagnosis and Management of Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Children)
National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR)
NICHD Autism Site
Autism Research Institute
UC Davis The M.I.N.D. Institute
NIH-Medline ( A great source for searching the medical literature)
Autism Network Resources for Physicans
Autism : Is there a vaccine connection?
IS AUTISM A G-ALPHA PROTEIN DEFECT REVERSIBLE WITH NATURAL VITAMIN A?
Autism - Present Challenges, Future Needs - Why the Increased Rates?( House Committee on Government Reform Hearings)

Other Autism links.

John Wobus's Autism Resources  
For a great list of links
Autism Info - Geographic and National - Organizations and Resources
Autism Conferences
**Our Autism Links Page
More Autism related links than you can shake a stick at!!!.......
Autism Network Resources for Physicans
Future Horizons

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