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Link Resources from Mary Ellen Barrett:


Institute for Multi-Sensory Education

 Lindamood -Bell

Fast ForWord
In A Flash Series (For teaching Down Syndrome children to read)
Scaredy Cat reading System  

Sensory Processing Disorder
The Sensory Processing Disorder Network
Pocketful of Therapy
Professional Development Products
Southpaw Enterprises
Therapro Inc.
The Therapy Shop
Weighted Vests/Blankets  

Brain Gym (Learning through movement)

Discovery Channel
Brain Pop
Inspiration Software

American Society of Autism
Autism Speaks

Children and Adults with ADD (CHADD)

Directory of Down Syndrome Resources

Division on Developmental Disabilities
The Arc

Speech Therapy Activities
Straight Talk Speech Therapy Program for Homeschoolers
Dynavoxtech (A speech device for the non-verbal)

National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network
Christian Homes and Special Kids


Reader Recommended Links:

Novena for Autism - Novena to St. Philomena the Wonder Worker for the healing of autistic children and autistic adults and for help for their families, carers and for the professionals who work with them.

Children of Desitny - This reader-recommended Christian site offers daily scipture and prayer support, inspirational topics and radio shows to support family and friends of persons with Autism.


Mary Ellen BarrettMary Ellen Barrett is a home educating mother of seven children.  She writes a column for The Long Island Catholic called Life in Our Domestic Church and speaks at conferences about homeschooling and raising a special needs child. Mary Ellen writes about the daily life and happenings in her Catholic home on her weblog, Tales from the Bonny Blue House ( and about a Catholic celebration of Christmas at O Night Divine ( She is currently at work on a book about life as a mom of a large family and an Advent Book of Days.

© Mary Ellen Barrett 2007

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