Maple Leaf Clinic, founded by Dr. Dean J.M. Mooney, focuses on assessments of children, adolescents and adults (educational, psychological, neuropsychological), therapy over the lifespan, consultation (clinical and educational), supervision, and professional development. Maple Leaf Clinic is also proud to sponsor Camp Maple Leaf, a week-long summer and winter camp that caters to the social needs of campers with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Asperger Syndrome, and High Functioning Autism.

Dr. Mooney, Director, is a well-known and popular presenter on the topic of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities who has presented across the United States, Canada and in England. A frequent speaker for school districts and state organizations, he has also presented for national organizations such as: Williams Syndrome Association, the Turner Syndrome Society, and the Magic Foundation. He also is proud to be a member of the Health Advisory Board of the Turner Syndrome Society of the United States, the Professional Advisory Board for The College Internship Program at The Brevard Center, Melbourne, Florida and The Berkshire Center, Lee, Massachusetts, the Professional Advisory Board of ASPEN (Asperger Syndrome Education Network), and a member of the Board of Pine Ridge School in Vermont.

Camp Maple Leaf
Operated by staff at Maple Leaf Clinic under the direction of Dr. Dean Mooney, this is a popular day camp that caters to the social needs and relaxation skills of campers with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. Held in picturesque Wallingford, VT, campers have a great experience while parents have the option to work with Dr. Mooney throughout the week on strategies to help their child/teenager at home or in school.

Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Resource Center

A comprehensive web site devoted to Sensory Processing Issues.

MagneTalk® Turns & Topics Board Game
by Susie Baretz

The Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE) is made up of individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), their families, friends and professionals. They are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with AS and related conditions. AANE is overseen by a Board of Directors. The Executive Director is Dania Jekel. Their mission is to foster awareness, respect, acceptance, and support for these individuals and their families.

The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

Celebrate differences with Liane Holliday-Willey, Ed.D. (author of Pretending to be Normal and Asperger Syndrome in the Family). It is her intention to make this website a safe and enjoyable virtual hang out for those interested in learning and sharing about Asperger’s Syndrome.

By its very nature, the site will be all inclusive, a resource for all those affected by Asperger’s Syndrome… teacher, parents, friends, employers and of course, the wonderful population that knows more than anyone what Asperger’s Syndrome is all about… the ‘Aspies’ themselves!

College Internship Program
The College Internship Program provides individualized, post-secondary, academic, internship and independent living experiences for young adults with learning differences and Aspergers Syndrome.

FAAS, Inc. (Families of Adults Afflicted with Asperger’s Syndrome)
Asperger’s Syndrome is a newly recognized neurological disorder. It shares many of the same characteristics of autism, although people with Asperger’s Syndrome do not have the accompanying disabilities. Those afflicted with this syndrome have difficulty understanding what those around them think and feel. As a result of this, they often behave inappropriately in social situations, or do things that may appear to be unkind or callous. Many Asperger sufferers have a difficult time in planning and coping with change despite average or above-average intelligence. This manifests itself as a notable lack of “common sense”. There are many nuances to how this disorder affects the lives of those afflicted as well as the lives of their families. It is the spouses and the siblings and the children of those afflicted with Asperger’s Syndrome whom we are trying to reach. Especially those whose relative has not been correctly diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome until well into their adulthood.

Iso Dicentric 15
This web site is a support group for families and professionals interested in the chromosomal condition know as isodicentric 15.

Spina Bifida Association of America
The Mission of the Spina Bifida Association of America is to promote the prevention of spina bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected. The Association was founded in 1973 to address the specific needs of the spina bifida community and serves as the national representative of almost 60 chapters. SBAA’s efforts benefit thousands of infants, children, adults, parents and professionals each year.

Turner Syndrome Society of the United States
Enabling innovations in health & learning for Turner syndrome women worldwide!
The Society is a non-profit public service organization with a two-fold mission: 1) to enable innovations in health for Turner syndrome women by: a) working with health-care professionals to expand knowledge about the condition, its diagnosis, treatment, & prevention through research; and b) promoting the successful rearing, affirmation, and support of individuals affected by the condition. 2) to enable innovations in learning for Turner syndrome women by: a) providing a public forum for communication of state-of-the-art information, exchange of ideas, and social support, b) increasing public awareness of Turner syndrome, its effects, & its possibilities.

Williams Syndrome Association
The Williams Syndrome Association is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with characteristics of Williams syndrome. We do this by: 1) providing information and emotional support to individuals with characteristics of Williams syndrome, their families and the professionals who work with them; 2) developing programs and services to help build strengths and meet challenges from early childhood through adulthood; 3) increasing public awareness and understanding of Williams syndrome; and 4) encouraging and supporting research into a wide range of issues related to Williams syndrome.

Vermont Family Network
Free advocacy and training Center for Vermont families.

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