Listed below are several websites that you may want to consider to gather information about addressing the needs of persons affected by an autism spectrum disorder.
Autism Society of America
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders
National Autism Association
Autism Research Institute
Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association
The IRIS Center
SC State of Education
U.S. Department of Education
Finding the Right Fit: Decision-Making Supports and Guardianship
The National Center for State Courts, with the assistance of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, have created Finding the Right Fit: Decision-Making Supports and Guardianship, a training designed to assist individuals in exploring ways to help someone who may need assistance in making decisions with informal supports, legal options, and/or adult guardianship.
Finding the Right Fit provides a broad overview of decision-making supports and guardianship that is not specific to state laws or rules. The goal of the training is to provide information and guidance on finding the right kind of supports for someone’s needs, including:
- Supporting someone in making their own choices about health, money, and lifestyle.
- Discovering ways to exercise independence.
- Deciding whether to become a guardian or conservator, and how to support a person’s self-determination and decision-making as a guardian or conservator.
This training was produced by the National Center for State Courts with the assistance of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging and supported by a contract awarded by Elder Justice Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this training are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Access the training here: https://trea.usc.edu/resource/finding-the-right-fit-decision-making-supports-and-guardianship-2/
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**The South Carolina Autism Society (SCAS) does not endorse or recommend any specific products, services, providers, camps, or other programs. Therefore, appearance on this list cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation. SCAS provides this information for informational purposes and the convenience of its consumers
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