Family Resources

Holland Center is excited to be able to offer a new series of workshops titled, 'A Parent's Guide to Autism Workshops'. The first in this series of workshops is focused on 'Increasing Cooperation in Children with Autism'. 

Next Workshop:
Date and Time to be Determined 
Cost: $50.00; To register: (limit: 25 spots)

Our goal is to help parents learn how to increase cooperation and reduce problematic behaviors in children with autism. These workshops will offer parents the tools and techniques needed.

For more information contact us at (952) 215-3753

C.A.D.E. (Children with Austism Deserve Education)
C.A.D.E. (Children with Autism Deserve Education) is a 501c3 non-profit charity which provides support to families affected by autism via grants for autism research, therapy and medical interventions. C.A.D.E. also provides technology grants to provide Apple iPads to enhance the lives of those living with Autism.
C.A.D.E. is 100% volunteer run and is based in Minnetonka, MN. 

To learn more or inquire about the C.A.D.E. grants that are available email or click on the icon below
. Note: All applications must be submitted by mail to the address listed on the application. Holland Center does not participate in the process/operation of the C.A.D.E. grant, please direct all questions to the email listed above. 

The Individuals with Disablities Education Act
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that makes available a free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities throughout the nation and ensures special education and related services to those children.The IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.

For more information about IDEA, click on the link below. 

PACER Center
PACER Center enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her highest potential. PACER operates on the principles of parents helping parents, supporting families, promoting a safe environment for all children, and working in collaboration with others.

With assistance to individual families, workshops, materials for parents and professionals, and leadership in securing a free and appropriate public education for all children, PACER's work affects and encourages families in Minnesota and across the nation.

For more information about PACER Center, click on the icon below

Minnesota Departement of Health: Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Somali Community
The Minnesota Department of Health and the Somali community began in a dialogue in 2008 related to concerns expressed by the community about the number of preschool Somali children with a classification of autism in the Minneapolis Public Schools. During this process, a need for more information was identified. 

For more information on Autism in the Somali community click the icon below.

The Minnesota Disability Law Center
The Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) is the designated Protection and Advocacy System (P&A)
for Minnesota and addresses the unique legal needs of Minnesotans with disabilities. MDLC provides free civil legal assistance to individuals with disabilities statewide on legal issues related to their disabilities. All individuals with 
disabilities are eligible to receive help, regardless of age or income level.

For more information click on the icon below.

AOWL Therapy Services

AWOL offers therapy services for individuals and families in the community. These services include outpatient psychotherapy and Intensive Behavior Intervention. They offer therapy services to all age groups and are not limited to individuals diagnosed with ASD.

For more information on the services AWOL offers click the icon below.

Autism Service Dogs
There are a wide range of ways and levels in which people are affected by autism and  every resource can have a profound impact on their quality of life.  An article worth sharing, “The Life-Changing Impact of Autism Service Dogs”, discusses the benefits that an autism assistance dog can have on individuals living with autism.

For more information on Autism Service Dogs, click the icons below:

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