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Autism Society of America
The Autism Society of America is the oldest and largest grassroots organization within the autism community. Today, more than 120,000 members and supporters are connected through a working network of nearly 200 chapters nationwide.

DIR - Floortime
The Floortime Foundation strives to redefine the potential of children with developmental and communication challenges through broad dissemination of the DIR - Floortime model. The website provides information and resources about DIR - Floortime.

The O.A.S.I.S. website is by parents of children who are diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). The group feels that it is essential families of children diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and related disorders, educators who teach children with AS, professionals working with individuals diagnosed with AS, and individuals with AS have support and access to information.

TEACCH (Treatment & Education of Autistic & related Communication Handicapped Children)
TEACCH is an evidence-based service, training, and research program for individuals of all ages and skill levels with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In addition, TEACCH provides clinical services such as diagnostic evaluations, parent training and parent support groups, social play and recreation groups, individual counseling for higher-functioning clients, and supported employment. In addition, TEACCH conducts training nationally and internationally and provides consultation for teachers, residential care providers, and other professionals from a variety of disciplines.

Tony Attwood, PhD
Tony Attwood's website is a guide for parents, professionals, and people with Asperger's Syndrome and their partners. In his site, you will find issues related to Asperger's Syndrome.


Learning Disability Association of America (LDA)
Learning Disability Association of America: LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities. Membership, composed of individuals with learning disabilities, family members, and concerned professionals, advocates for the almost three million students of school age with learning disabilities and for adults affected with learning disabilities.

Learning Disability Online
LD is the world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month.

Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.
Dr. Armstrong is an award-winning author and speaker with over thirty years of teaching experience from the primary through the doctoral level.  Over one million copies of his books are in print on issues related to learning and human development.


American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
The AACAP is a membership-based organization, composed of over 7,500 child and adolescent psychiatrists and other interested physicians. Its members actively research, evaluate, diagnose, and treat psychiatric disorders. In addition, the organization gives direction to and responds quickly to new developments in addressing the health care needs of children and their families. The AACAP widely distributes information in an effort to promote an understanding of mental illnesses and remove the stigma associated with them; advance efforts in prevention of mental illnesses, and assure proper treatment and access to services for children and adolescents.

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF)
The CABF is a parent-led, not-for-profit, web-based membership organization of families raising children diagnosed with, or at risk for, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. The website has useful information on the disorder.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. The website has information on many topics, including Mood Disorder, ADHD and Autism.


Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
The Association Montessori Internationale was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to maintain the integrity of her life's work, and to ensure that it would be perpetuated after her death. AMI's activities include: providing guidance for AMI training courses, coordinating a Training of Trainers program, guiding the manufacturers recognized by AMI in the production of approved Montessori materials, overseeing the publication of Dr. Montessori's books, organizing congresses and study conferences, and publishing Communications, the AMI Bulletin, and a website.

Montessori Society AMI United Kingdom
The Montessori Society is affiliated with the Association Montessori Internationale [AMI], the organization set up by Dr. Maria Montessori in 1929, to ensure that her work would be faithfully reproduced. Its aim is to maintain and further Montessori ideas and principles for the full development of the human being. The Montessori Society aims to inform teachers and parents about Montessori and its practice(s).

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA)
NAMTA is a membership organization open to parents, teachers, and anyone else interested in Montessori education.

Montessori Foundation
The Montessori Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of Montessori education in the United States and abroad. Its mission is to nurture, inspire, and support the development of strong, successful Montessori schools around the world, and to help to build an international Montessori community of joyful, loving young people and adults, working together to build a world in which kindness, compassion, sanity, and peace can finally blossom.

International Montessori Index
The International Montessori Index brings together a professional group of educators interested in the field of child development, education in general, and Montessori specifically. Information is presented on philosophy, practice, teacher certification, costs, and other facts necessary for making a good decision about placing a child in a school, or choosing a teacher education course.

American Montessori Society (AMS)
The AMS provides leadership and inspiration to make Montessori a significant voice in education. The Society advocates quality Montessori education, strengthens members through its services, and champions Montessori principles to the greater community.

Montessori Administrators Association (MAA)
An affiliate organization of AMI to support administrators of Montessori schools.

AMI Elementary Alumni Association (EAA)
An affiliate organization of AMI that provides a supportive community for the exchange of ideas and promotes the principles of Montessori education
Founded by the Montessori Administrators Association (MAA) with a goal of providing accurate and relevant information about the Montessori method of education.


Want to learn more about Montessori?   Below are books which may serve to introduce you to Montessori or serve as a reference library for your Montessori studies.

Introductory Texts:

  • Understanding Montessori by Maren Schmidt
  • Montessori: The Science behind the Genius by Dr. Angeline Lillard
  • Montessori Madness by Trevor Eisler
  • Montessori and Your Child: A Primer for Parents by Terry Malloy
  • Montessori: A Modern Approach by Paula Polk Lillard

Writings by Maria Montessori, MD - Dr. Montessori wrote prolifically throughout her life. Listed below are her available works, translated into English.

  • The Absorbent Mind
  • Advanced Montessori Method 1
  • Advanced Montessori Method 2
  • Basic Ideas of Montessori’s Educational Theory
  • California Lectures of Maria Montessori, 1915
  • The Child in the Family
  • The Child, Society and the World
  • Creative Development in the Child, Vol 1
  • Creative Development in the Child, Vol 2
  • The Discovery of the Child
  • Education and Peace
  • Education for a New World
  • Education for Human Development
  • The Formation of Man
  • The Four Planes of Education
  • From Childhood to Adolescence
  • The Secret of Childhood
  • To Educate the Human Potential
  • What You Should Know About Your Child


  • Understanding the Human Being by Silvana Montanaro
  • Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work by E.M. Standing
  • Montessori Read and Write: A Parent's Guide to Literacy for Children by Lynne Lawrence
  • Nurturing the Spirit by Aline Wolf
  • At Home with Montessori by Patricia Oriti
  • In a Montessori Home (book and DVD) by Sarah Moudry
  • 100 Child Development Tips by Heather Pederson
  • I Wonder What’s Out There, a Vision of the Universe for Primary Classes by Joanne Alex with Aline Wolf
  • The Outdoor Classroom by Mary Boden
  • The Tao of Montessori by Catherine McTamaney
  • Let Out the Sunshine by Regina Barnett
  • Montessori Play and Learn by Lesley Britton


  • Communications – Journal of the Association Montessori Internationale. Articles from 1999 onward are available to view online.
  • NAMTA Journal – Journal of the North American Montessori Teacher’s Association
  • American Montessori Society Newsletter – Reporting on news in AMS and the larger Montessori community
  • Public School Montessorian – A quarterly independent newspaper covering a broad range of Montessori educational topics and issues.


Action Research
Action research is a process in which participants examine their own educational practice systematically and carefully, using the techniques of research. It is based on the following assumptions: Teachers and principals work best on problems, they have identified for themselves, Teachers and principals become more effective when encouraged to examine and assess their own work and then consider ways of working differently, Teachers and principals help each other by working collaboratively, Working with colleagues helps teachers and principals in their professional development.

Boardmaker© Communication Tools
The company DynaVox Mayer-Johnson is dedicated to helping individuals and families who need alternatives to gain, or regain, the power of speech. Our commitment to quality does not end with our augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) products. In addition to DynaVox, the company also makes Boardmaker.

Sensory Integration Checklist

Multiple Resources on the Tourette Syndrome (Net) Webpage
This website contains information for parents and educators on Tourette's Syndrome, but has been expanded to include other conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Non-OCD Anxiety Disorders, Executive Dysfunction, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Asperger's Disorder, ‘Rage Attacks’, Sensory Integration Issues, and Sleep Disorders.

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