National Autism Resources was born from a dream to make the world a little easier for people living on the spectrum and their family members.
In 1998 my son was diagnosed with autism. At the time most people had never heard of autism unless they had seen the movie Rain Man. Using my corporate research background I began investigating interventions. I hoped to find ways to help my son communicate, to stop harming himself, and to lesson his frustrations.
Now over 10 years later I’m happy to say he is fully mainstreamed in High School, has all regular classes, no aid, and has a group of wonderful friends. We are all so proud of him.
In 2006 Future Horizons published my book, “Starting Sensory Integration Therapy: Fun Activities for your Home or Classroom”. That year the book received a Disney iParenting award. Afterwards, I began speaking for the Autism Society of America, Future Horizons, Sensory Resources, the Fragile X Society as well as many parent groups and school districts across the country.
During my sessions I often mentioned helpful products and afterwards I was often overwhelmed by the number of people wanting to purchase these items as well as questions parents had about different therapy options and what they could do at home to help their kids.
In 2007 I began looking for a way to share what I had learned and with the help of a group of dedicated business mentors, in 2008 National Autism Resources was born. We provide easy to understand information, helpful links, and affordable books, games, toys and therapy products for people on the spectrum.
Recently Yahoo featured the story of how National Autism Resources started here:
Every year we continue to grow but our mission remains the same: to make life easier for parents and teachers. Everyone working at National Autism Resources is either living with a special need or has a child with special needs. This is more than a job to us, we feel it is our calling and we look forward to assisting you.
I love tweeting with parents and teachers you can find me at @AutismResource.
I'm so glad you found our site and I hope that it is helpful to you.
Our contact information: National Autism Resources 77 Solano Square #308 Benicia, CA 94510