Resources

Also see the Advocacy link above under the About menu.

Ann Memmott

Ann Memmott’s blog and twitter feed is a fantastic resource that exposes myths and lies about autism while sharing important research.

BLOOM

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital created BLOOM blog to bring together the wisdom of families and professionals in childhood disability.

Disability Tax Credit

If you are in Canada and have a disability, or have a child with a disability, you can qualify for the Disability Tax Credit. See these information guides from Disability Credit Canada:

Empowering Ability

Empowering Ability supports loved ones with developmental disabilities to be valued citizens and create their own Awesome ‘Ordinary’ Life.

Dr. Gil Tippy

See Dr. Gil Tippy’s child development blog to see what he’s up to promoting and advocating for DIR/Floortime and his YouTube channel for videos of him discussing various aspects of the DIR® model.

Dr. Gordon Neufeld

The Neufeld Institute has a wonderful blog and YouTube channel that take a developmental approach to  parenting issues. They also have a book list that gives you curated books using a developmental perspective.

If I Need Help

These ID tags give us peace of mind if we are out in public with our son. We put our phone numbers on the ID tag so that if he gets separated from us, we have a better chance of being reunited. I love the seatbelt tag as well. They list our emergency contacts information via the scanned image, which links to our registry with If I Need Help. Created by a family after their own horrific experience of being separated from their son in public, this company is family-run. CONTACT US FOR A COUPON CODE TO GET 10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE! The coupon code should be entered as promo code in the free sign up section and as the coupon code in the check out.

The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning – ICDL

See the YouTube channel for The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning – ICDL for some great videos discussing aspects of DIR and DIR/Floortime.

The CEO’s blog is also a great resource for Floortime information and tips.

The News section has some great blogs and resources.

See the incredible resources available to parents as well including online consultations, mini-seminars, and more!

DIR 101: An Introduction to DIR® and DIRFloortime® is the 12-hour introductory course from ICDL. Contact us for a PROMO CODE to save 10% off your course tuitionRegister here to learn about the model Affect Autism is based on!

Dr. Joshua Feder

See Dr. Joshua Feder’s website for a great resource of materials and information on DIR/Floortime.

Kieran Rose, Self-advocate

Kieran Rose’s site The Autistic Advocate has many articles, blogs and other information to re-define the autism narrative that is extremely helpful for parents trying to understand their autistic children.

Maude Le Roux and A Total Approach

See DIR Expert Training Leader and occupational therapist Maude Le Roux’s Children’s Corner blog supporting families and children with special needs, and the YouTube channel of her clinic, A Total Approach and their blog. Also see her co-authored book, Our Greatest Allies: Respect, Relationship and Intervention… a Child’s Journey which is an example of using the respectful Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based (DIR) approach. I own the Kindle copy of this book and co-author, Maude Le Roux, has played a similar role in our family!

Maui Center for Child Development

See the blog of the Maui Center for Child Development.

Michelle Dawson

Michelle Dawson is an autism researcher who regularly tweets about autism studies with a keen interest in autism advocacy and human rights.

Dr. Mona Delahooke

See California pediatric psychologist Dr. Mona Delahooke’s blog for a great resource of topics looked at through the lens of the developmental approach and the DIR model.

My Disability Matters Club

The My Disability Matters Club is a FREE online community for the disability sector based on safety, respect and tolerance. Respect and tolerance for disability issues and people with disabilities is central to the MDM Community. We want you to feel welcome, safe and able to discuss anything. We aim to get rid of trolling, abuse and harrassment of people with disabilities. It is also built with accessibility in mind so it will be easier and quicker to use. Join the community and meet others, make friends, overcome loneliness and get peer support. Don’t continue to put up with the abuse and harassment on other platforms.

Non-Compliant Podcast

Non-Compliant – The Podcast by Anne Borden King covers neurodiversity, children’s rights and disability rights while exposing many myths, biases and injustices around autism. Also see some of her articles here.

Partners for Planning

Partners for Planning empowers peoples with disabilities and their families with free resources to create meaningful lives and secure futures, firmly rooted in community. Through their Planning Network, find webinars and free resources for creating a good life and a secure future for people with a disability and those who care for them.

Peek-A-Boost Play

Peek-a-boost play is a platform designed by two DIR/Floortime® Expert Provider & Trainers for caregivers and professionals to come together, share experiences, and nurture learning environments to BOOST child development through PLAY.  They share weekly posts about adult-child PLAY interactions, suggest helpful resources, talk about child development research and engage in discussions.

The P.L.A.Y. Project

The P.L.A.Y. Project is an evidence-based, intensive, parent-implemented autism early intervention based on the Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based (DIR) model.

Profectum Parent Toolbox

See the Profectum Parent Toolbox for a great resource of information on the DIR model including many videos.

The Rebecca School

See the YouTube channel, the podcast and the blog of the Rebecca School, a DIR® school in Manhattan.

Dr. Robert Naseef

See Philadelphia psychologist Dr. Robert Naseef’s blog for real life guidance for families with a developmental approach perspective.

Respecting Autism

See the YouTube channel of the book Respecting Autism by Dr. Gil Tippy and Dr. Stanley Greenspan for some videos about the book, which is a case study of DIR/Floortime at the Rebecca School in New York City. You can purchase the book under our Shop menu at the top of the site.

Special Books by Special Kids

SBSK interviews with people in the disability/neurodiversity community to tell their story in video format which “helps educate others on what it is like to live with a disability.” SBSK “seeks to normalize the diversity of the human condition under the pillars of honesty, respect, mindfulness, positivity and collaboration.”

Dr. Stanley Greenspan

See Dr. Stanley Greenspan’s website for a great Floortime resource for parents and look up Dr. Greenspan’s old radio shows to hear him discuss many aspects of the DIR model and Floortime. Also see his son, Jake Greenspan’s YouTube channel and Dr. Greenspan’s many books under the Books menu.

We chose play

The We chose play video series follows one family’s Floortime journey over many years with insights, tips, and reflections to support your Floortime experience.