Autism Resource Links

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Agapé Therapeutic Riding Resources
Agapé provides a unique form of therapy that uses horse-assisted programs to positively impacts the physical, mental, behavioral and social challenges of people with special needs such as Autism. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation provided support and funding for the development of a model equestrian program that includes life-skills and arts components.

American Youth Soccer Organization: Very Important Player Program
The AYSO Very Important Players (VIP) Program provides a quality soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental challenges such as Autism that make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams.

Autism on the Seas
Travel organization dedicated to servicing the cruising travel needs of families and individuals faced with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and other challenges.

The Birchwood Adult Day Center
The Birchwood Adult Day center provides community based group programs designed to meet the needs of functionally and/or cognitively impaired adults through an individual plan of care including recreational activities such as book clubs, exercise games, and arts and crafts.

Blackwater Outdoor Experiences
Richmond House (a residential organization for individuals with Autism) is teaming with Blackwater Outdoor Experiences to offer a therapeutic adventure opportunity for older teens and adults with Autism.

Bounce Out the Stigma Camp
The first and only camp of its kind to offer basketball fundamentals combined with education and fun for youth ages 9-18 with emotional, learning and motor deficiencies including individuals with Autism.

Camp Huntington
Camp Huntington is a co-ed, residential program that provides a safe and beneficial therapeutic and adaptive summer recreation and education program for people with a wide range of special needs including Autism (in an outdoor setting).

Camp Northwood
Camp Northwood provides quality programming to a coed population of 165 individuals in need of structure and individualization including those with Autism.

Campresources.com
Summer camp directory with listings of summer camps specifically for individuals with Autism.

The Center for Special Needs
The Center for Special Needs is a non-profit organization founded by The School of Complete Yoga in New Jersey that formed to address the communityís alternative needs for individuals with developmental challenges such as Autism through specific Yoga curriculums.

Creative Perspectives Inc. (Autism Center of Colorado)
CPI is a comprehensive program for individuals with Autism that utilizes an Interdisciplinary Model incorporating recreational and educational programs including a program developed by The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation that focused on outdoor recreational activities for young adults with Autism.

Disabled Sports USA
Disabled Sport USAís mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with developmental challenges to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs.

Family Travel and Autism
Resources and ideas on how to plan travel with an individual with Autism.

Frontier Travel Camp
Frontier Travel Camp offer group travel as a way to experience independence, improve social skills, and increase self-esteem in a secure and exciting environment for individuals with developmental challenges such as Autism.

Healing Strides, Inc.
Healing Strides of VA offers a variety of Equine Assisted Therapies to children, adolescents, and adults in the surrounding Roanoke Valley area. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation provided funding for this program to start a therapeutic riding program for young adults and adults with Autism.

Heartsong, Inc.
Heartsong, Inc. provides clinically based music and art therapy programs that seek to enhance the functioning level and quality of life for children and young adults with Autism and other special needs. The teens with Autism have been participating in the Heartsong program that was developed and funded  by The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation.  Participants enhance their communication, behavior and social skills as a result of their participation in this  creative program.

Heart of Sailing
Introduces sailing to individuals with Autism and other developmental challenges as a form of education and recreational therapy. A grant from The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation was provided to the New Jersey Chapter and created the opportunity for young adults to sail with their families.

Horses and the Handicapped of South Florida
The Horses and the Handicapped of South Florida is dedicated to providing effective therapeutic horseback riding and other equine-assisted activities for children and adults with Autism and other physical, cognitive, and emotional difficulties. A grant from The Daniel Jordan Foundation provided a year of horseback riding instructional therapy for two teenagers with Autism who require a scholarship to participate in such a program.

JewishSummerCamps.net
A listing of Jewish summer camps, many of which who have specials needs programs for individuals with developmental challenges such as Autism.

JCC MetroWest
JCC MetroWest offers a variety of recreational and educational programming such as for individuals with developmental challenges such as Autism. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation has funded the development of programs that provide these opportunities for adolescents and adults.

Kids Camps.com
An online directory of summer camps for individuals with Autism.

Medical Travel
Medical Travel, Inc. / The Disability Travel Experts is a full service medical travel agency that caters to patients with special medical needs, their families and friends including individuals with Autism.

My Summer Camps
This website provides a list of summer camps that specialize in camp opportunities for people with Autism.

North American Riding for the Handicapped Association
The NARHA has provides Equine Assisted Activity and Therapy (EAAT) programs in the United States and Canada through its network of nearly 800 member centers.

Northwest Special Recreation Association
The Northwest Special Recreation Association exists to provide outstanding opportunities through recreation for children and adults with special needs such as those with Autism.

Pine Tree Society: Community Services Program
Community Services is a unique day program for adults with Autism, developmental challenges and traumatic brain injury that foster individual growth through meaningful activities including walking groups, yoga, Tai Chai, cooking groups, art programs, and other recreational programs.

Ramapo for Children
Ramapo's mission is to serve individuals with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities in a dynamic and stimulating outdoor environment, providing educational and recreational experiences that promote social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation funded the start-up and development of family respite weekends at the camp.

Ridgewood YMCA
The Ridgewood YMCA offers several programs for individuals and their families affected by Autism that have been developed and supported by The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation including: Danny's Red Ball Weekends at Camp Bernie that offer outdoor recreation activities for teens, young adults and their families;  F.I.T. TOGETHER at the YMCA, a peer mentor program that advances he independent participation of young adults with ASD at the Y while promoting their health and fitness; and program for adult artists in collaboration with Arts Unbound.

Saddle Up
Saddle Up! provides a recreational therapeutic horseback riding program that makes a positive difference in the lives of Middle Tennessee children and youth, ages 4 to 18, with more than 40 types of documented challenges, including Autism. A grant from The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation funded a summer riding lessons for adolescents with Autism.

The Sage Crossing Foundation
The mission of the SAGE Crossing Foundation is to create an environmentally exemplary farmstead where Autistic adults can live supported, dignified, meaningful lives in concert with each other, and with their community.

Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, Inc.
This community center located on Long Island, New York offers two separate socialization programs (13-17 years and 18-25 years) led by social workers that combines community outings and team sports with discussion groups on age relevant issues for adolescents with Autism. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation grant funded community outings and team sports and social/support groups on age relevant issues for the participants.

The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH)
The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH) is an educational nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the needs of all travelers with disabilities, remove physical and attitudinal barriers to free access and expand travel opportunities in the United States and abroad. They also provide travel tips in their article Autism travel safety tips.

Special Olympics
Special Olympics is an international organization created to help people with developmental challenges develop self-confidence, social skills and a sense of personal accomplishment through participation in competitive sports.

Surfers Healing
Surfers Healing seeks to enrich the lives of individuals with Autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing in daylong surfing classes that include family participation.

Summit Camp
Summit Camp provides a summer camp experience for boys and girls, ages 7-17, who have issues of attention including individuals with Asperger Syndrome.

Summer Camps Info
Summer camp directory with listings of summer camp opportunities for individuals with special needs such as those with Autism.

Talisman Camps and Program
An experiential wilderness learning camp that helps individuals with Autism develop physical and social competence in an atmosphere that encourages and supports self-regulation and self-direction. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation provided funding to develop the “Teen Adventures” and “Sight” camp programs for young adults with Autism and Asperger Syndrome.

Teen Summer Camps
Summer camps directory with Autism camps for boys, girls, children, kids, youth, teens, juveniles, in the US and Canada including camp jobs.

Training 4 Autism
Train 4 Autism is a foundation dedicated to bringing together a community of athletes, physically active, and socially conscious people who are committed to raising awareness and funds for research and treatment for those living with Autism and their families.

Travel Muse
Online travel service that helps families plan vacations. They also offer special travel tips for families with an individual with Autism.

West Bergen Mental Healthcare: Camp Soar
Camp Soar offers social skills programming by trained staff under the auspices of the regional leader in developing Therapeutic Social Skills for children with Asperger Syndrome, HFA, PDDNOS, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities and other disorders affecting social communication and interpersonal skills. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation CIT program provided a vocational program for young adults on the spectrum and the development of a replicabable curriculum.

Westchester Jewish Community Services
A not-for-profit non-sectarian neighbor, helping people cope with and conquer the effects of mental, physical, social and educational deficits such as Autism. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation funded the development of “The Breakfast Club,"  a support group for adults with Asperger Syndrome to discuss issues relating to social, vocational and residential challenges that affect their lives, facilitated by a social worker.

The Western DuPage Special Recreation Association
The Western DuPage Special Recreation Association was organized in 1976 to provide recreation services for people of all ages with challenges such as Autism.

Alphabetical Listing of Links

Agapé Therapeutic Riding Resources
American Youth Soccer Organization: Very Important Player Program
Autism Fitness
Autism on the Seas
The Birchwood Adult Day Center
Blackwater Outdoor Experiences
Bounce Out the Stigma Camp
Camp Huntington
Camp Northwood
Campresources.com
The Center for Special Needs
Creative Perspectives Inc. (Autism Center of Colorado)
Disabled Sports USA
Family Travel and Autism
Frontier Travel Camp
Healing Strides, Inc.
Heartsong, Inc.
Heart of Sailing
Horses and the Handicapped of South Florida
JewishSummerCamps.net
JCC MetroWest
Kids Camps.com
Medical Travel
My Summer Camps
North American Riding for the Handicapped Association
Northwest Special Recreation Association
Pine Tree Society: Community Services Program
Ramapo for Children
Ridgewood YMCA
Saddle Up
The Sage Crossing Foundation
Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, Inc.
The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH)
Special Olympics
Surfers Healing
Summit Camp
Summer Camps Info
Talisman Camps and Program
Teen Summer Camps
Training 4 Autism
Travel Muse
West Bergen Mental Healthcare: Camp Soar
Westchester Jewish Community Services
The Western DuPage Special Recreation Association