Abilitations Catalog
Equipment for development and restoration of physical and mental ability through movement.  Order toll-free (800) 850-8602.

Advocate, The
Newsletter published by the Autism Society of America to keep chapters informed about activities of other chapters, notify ASA members about Society business such as the annual conference, and present a variety of information to increase understanding of autism and show ways in which challenges posed by autism can be met. For membership, apply to local chapter or write to ASA, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 650, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Leaflet with information written for kids only.  Autism Society of America, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 650, Bethesda, MD 20814-3015, (800) 3AUTISM - (301) 657-0881.

Autism Research Review International
4182 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116, Formerly Institute for Child Behavior Research.

Communication Aids for Children and Adults
A catalog of communication resource materials published by Crestwood Company, 6625 N. Sidney Place, Milwaukee, WI 53209-3259; (414) 352-5678.

Crayon Report, The
This general audience newsletter is “The Family Magazine For The South Bay Community” and is published monthly and distributed to “lucky families” throughout El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, Palos Verdes Estates, and Rancho Palos Verdes.  For information, contact The Crayon Report, 901A North Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 200, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.  Tel. (310) 793-5990.

Daisy Chain, The
The Daisy Chain is published monthly and is a general audience “Informative and Fun Newsletter for Families”.  Included in the newsletter are  departments such as Calendar, Childcare Corner, Helping Others, The School Yard, Classifieds, and more.  For information, contact: The Daisy Chain, 1262 Beryl Street, Suite 138, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.  Phone: (310) 316-3633.

Exceptional Parents Magazine
(800) 247-8080.  General publication for parents of disabled children. The mission is to empower parents and professionals by providing practical information and emotional support.  Call (800) 562-1973 and ask for Customer Service.

Harbor Happenings
Harbor Happenings is a publication of Harbor Regional Center, a program of the Harbor Developmental Disabilities Foundation, Inc.  For subscription information write to, Harbor Regional Center, 21231 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503 or search

YMCA New Horizons, 13821 Newport Ave., Suite 200, Tustin, CA 92780.

 • Momentum Newsletter
Published by the Autism Society of L.A.  For information, Autism Society of L.A., 3975 Landmark St., Culver City, CA 90232.

My Handi-Capable Reporter
The motto of this monthly newspaper is “Changing Pessimism to Optimism”.  My Handi-Capable Reporter will be your guide to upcoming events, news of medical findings and studies, as well as which restaurants or public establishments are accommodating your everyday needs.  Each issue also features a “Resource Round-Up” page with suggestions and helpful information.  To obtain a subscription, for $18.00 for the entire year, mail check or money order to: My Handi-Capable Reporter, 7826 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 103, Canoga Park, CA 91304-5585.  Call (800) 600-2599 or (818) 999-0503 or e-mail at: Web site:

Parents Team Up With Your Schools
A handbook to help special children. “This booklet is all about the education of your child with special needs and what you need to know to make it the best possible experience.  Laws for the education of children with special needs continue to recognize the pivotal role that parents and guardians play in the education of their child.  But laws can only go so far...” Available through Harbor Developmental Disabilities Foundation, Inc., 21231 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503; (310) 540-1711.

People First Star
People First of California publishes a newsletter written by people with disabilities, containing helpful information about how to be a better self-advocate.  Copies may be obtained at the Family Resource Center at Harbor Regional Center or by subscription ($36/yr.): People First of California, 120 “I” Street, Second Floor B, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 552-6625.

People First State Reporter
A booklet written in simple language to help special needs individuals become advocates.  To order the booklet, call or write: Area Board 4, 236 Georgia Street, #201, Vallejo, CA 94590, (707) 648-4073.

Sensory Integration Quarterly
1402 Cravens Avenue., Torrance, CA 90501-2701.

TASH Newsletter
TASH (The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps) puts out a newsletter.  For information, contact: TASH, 29 W. Susquehanna Avenue, Suite 210, Baltimore, MD 21204 or phone (410) 828-8274.

Toys-R-Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids
Call (800) 732-3298 for information.

What’s Up For Kids
What’s Up For Kids publishes a 1998 Family Resource Directory with listings of activities, camps, classes, parenting resources, services for the family, and more.  In the manual you will find a comprehensive listing of family-related products and services in an easy-to-use format.  All of the information contained in the Family Resource Directory is specifically designed to quickly help you find the resource you need.  What’s Up For Kids also publishes a monthly newsletter with a detailed calendar of activities which encourages parents to use the newsletter daily as a reference source.  For more information, call (310) 544-1042.  To receive a copy of the 1998 Family Resource Directory, please mail check for $2 per Directory (shipping) to: What’s Up For Kids, P.O. Box 3893, Palos Verdes, CA 90274.