A guide to various autism spectrum resources for families
Well, sort of. The Pollard Memorial Library recently launched its new web site. In addition to a new design, the new web site now houses the Pollard Memorial Library's Autism Resource Guide. As such, this blog will no longer be maintained or updated. Instead, I will be updating it on the library's web site. It's the same information, just in a different format. To access the Autism Resource Guide via the library's web site, click here. Make sure to bookmark it!
Search This Blog
1 in 110
1 in 110: Autism Spectrum Resources for Families
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 110 children in the United States is on the autism spectrum. Youth Services Staff has compiled a list of autism spectrum resources for families. The best place to start, if you suspect your child might be on the spectrum, is to have your child screened. The earlier your child starts therapies, the better. If your child is under age three there are two local agencies, South Bay Early Intervention and Thom Anne Sullivan Center, that provide screening services. If your child is age three or older, contact the Lowell Public Schools for assistance.
Information contained in this blog does not constitute library endorsement of a treatment, agency or advocacy group. The library maintains that it is up to the parent/legal guardian to determine proper treatment for his/her child. This blog is solely a place of information for the huge array of materials related to Autism Spectrum Disorders.
If your family uses a service or has a favorite autism spectrum website that is not listed, please let us know so we can share with others in the community. Contact Molly Hancock, Coordinator of Youth Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Lego Club is this Saturday at 9:30 AM. All kids grade 1 and older are welcome. We supply the Legos, you supply the imagination. All creations are put on display to the public. No sign up necessary.
We're working on creating more programs for Special Needs Families. What following activities would you be interested in? Check all that apply.
Super Special Kids Program!
Calling all Special Needs kids and their families! Come join us for a super time. We’ll share stories, sing songs, move and groove and do other fun things. At the end of the session there will be time for families to visit and a snack will be provided. If your child has food allergies or food sensitivities we encourage you to bring his own preferred snack. Siblings are always welcome. Meeting Dates: Saturdays at 10 AM: September 22nd, October 20, November 17. If you have questions please contact Molly Hancock, Coordinator of Youth Services at 978-674-1527 or at email@example.com.