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accuracy and practicality of information on autism and Aspergers
why this autism site was developed
This site was developed because it would appear
many autism or Asperger's syndrome associations prefer to sell their
information instead of giving it away. The philosophy of this website
is that most parents are struggling financially to pay for interventions,
and information from 'support services' should not be charging for
their support, even if their funding is marginal.
Although there are many websites dealing with
Autism Spectrum Disorders, there are few that have developed a
comprehensive range of free fact sheets to provide practical information
and strategies, both for people with autism or Asperger syndrome,
and their families, carers, teachers, employers and the wider community.
about the website author
Barry Morris is an Australian social worker with
graphic design qualifications, and interests in creative writing,
philosophy, photography, music, illustration, philanthropy, and
art. He has a passion for providing free resources on the Internet
for people affected by disabilities and social issues. He works
with visionary organizations who agree with the ideal of providing
free information, such as Brain Injury Association of Queensland
and Queensland Injectors Health Network. He is concerned that some
welfare organizations prefer to sell their information instead of
providing it freely on their websites, in which case he develops
websites such as this one in his spare time. A list of these is
included further down the page.
Sponsor of this autism/Asperger's information site
Brain Injury Association of Queensland is one of the few welfare
agencies with a vision for providing a broad range of practical
fact sheets, free of charge, to an international audience. Over
100 fact sheets deal with strategies for dealing with the many effects
of a brain injury and are downloaded by over thousands across the
world each week. The Association has generously agreed to sponsor
this site to enable the same support and information to be given
to people faced with developmental disorders such as autism,
Asperger's syndrome, Rett
Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
Apart from sponsoring this site, they have also
given permission for relevant information on behavioral strategies
to be adapted for use in situations involving autism and Asperger's
syndrome. Please note that many of their behavioral resources can
be applied to cases involving autism or Aspergers syndrome.
Thanks to Wikipedia
Much of the information on this website has been
reproduced from Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia developed as
a free resource by people around the world. A big thank you to everyone
involved in their autism pages for volunteering to spread useful
information free of charge. For more information on particular issues,
try Wikipedia, especially for research and academic information.
Citations and sources of research are usually included, which have
largely been omitted from this website.
other websites by this website's author
change, global warming and other environmental issues website
The majority of scientists agree humans are a
major cause of climate change and global warming, although not sure
yet if other factors contribute too. This website provides an objective
viewpoint on the issue, along with practical tips for developing
a more sustainable lifestyle and reducing global warming.
terrorism and peace website
Humans like to kill each other at times, whether
we've been cut off in traffic or been forced off a home land by
Israelis due to some strange political boundaries drawn by the British
after World War II ended. This site attempts to look at war and
peace objectively, along with some tips on how we might be able
to make the world a safer place.
film score and ambient music: free mp3 downloads
Barry is a musician in his spare time and regularly
places free film score and ambient music for free download and non-commercial
use on this website.
Barry works part time for two welfare organisations,
providing free fact sheets on their websites and creating magazines
and other publications. Click here
to view the fact sheets developed for the Brain Injury Association
of Queensland, and here
for fact sheets he has developed for Queensland Injectors Health