Welcome to Autism Family Online
The goal of Autism Family Online.com is to provide practical, useable information to help families and educators improve the quality of life for those individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders who are in their care.
We recognize that because of the spectrum of Autism Spectrum Disorders, there will be a wide range of individual and family needs and challenges. There is not one single treatment program or one best answer to meet the variety of individual needs. Therefore, we will provide information that represents a variety of programs, philopsophies, viewpoints and topics.
We believe that each family or educator or decision maker has a responsibility to evaluate and research specific options and information to determine their appropriateness for specific individuals.
With appropriate education and intervention, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders can learn the skills necessary to lead fulfilling lives and participate in life opportunitues. Autism Family Online.com will provide support toward that goal.
WHO PUBLISHES THIS SITE?
The publisher of Autism Family Online is Linda Hodgdon, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, a Speech-Language Pathologist who has been a consultant specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders for more than 30 years. Her advisory board of professionals and family members have extensive experience in providing educational support, research, consultation and more. They represent a variety of disciplines and situations related to ASD.