Teen Center & Resources | OneWorld Progressive Institute

A truly enlightening explanation of all aspects of Autism:

Autism 101 and Resources | PBS NewsHour | April 13, 2011
PBS DSM-1V description represents only a part of the picture. Click the link above to read about it.

The Robert McNeil PBS series on Autism has an extensive Web presence here.


What is 21st Century Education? Click HERE to find out.
We need after school programs that meet the needs of the 21st century student. I recommend student-produced PSAs for the Internet and television. Imagine the possibilities of organizing a global conversation...



If a teen is experiencing more than four of the following warning signs, they could be at risk and an intervention should be considered before the problem gets worse.

  1. Has the teen ever been suspended, expelled, been truant, or had their grades drop?
  2. Is the teen verbally abusive?
  3. Does the teen struggle with basic family rules and expectations?
  4. Does the parent have difficulty getting the teen to do basic household chores and homework?
  5. Has the teen had problems with the law?
  6. Does the parent have to pick their words carefully when speaking to the teen, so as not to elicit a verbal attack or even rage from them?
  7. Is the teen in danger of dropping out of high school?
  8. Does the teen associate with a suspect peer group?
  9. Has the teen lost interest in former productive activities, sports, hobbies, or childhood friends?
  10. Has the teen ever displayed any evidence of suicide?
  11. Does the teen seem depressed / withdrawn?
  12. Does the teen ever display violent behavior?
  13. Is the teen sexually promiscuous?
  14. Has the teen’s appearance or personal hygiene changed?
  15. Is the teen deceitful and manipulative?
  16. Has the teen been caught stealing money or personal items from their family?
  17. Is the teen severely lacking in motivation?
  18. Does the teen sometimes lie regarding their activities?
  19. Does the teen display outbursts of temper?
  20. Does the teen lack self-worth and self-esteem?
  21. Does the teen defy established rules regardless of the consequences?
  22. When trying to deal with the teen, do the parents feel powerless?
  23. Does the teen have a problem with authority?
  24. Do the parents suspect the teen is experimenting with drugs or alcohol?

Below are links to online resources that parents of young children, teenagers, and even young adults can use to educate and inform their kids. Parents: learn how to talk to your kids about drugs, alcohol, and sex- the best way for them to learn is to learn from someone they know and trust: you, the parent! There are many web resources online for moms and dads to hone their parenting skills- OneWorld recommends the following parenting resources:



State Dept of Education (SDE): Common Core State Standards in Connecticut:


Common Core State Initiative


Global Partnership for Education
Investng in education is the single most effective means of reducting poverty.


National Education Association Parent Partnership Resources & Common Core Standards


FAQ about Common Core Standards
Many people have the same questions about Common Core Standards. This website answers those "Frequently Asked Questions"


Helping Children with Learning Disabilities: Tips for Parents
Practical Parenting Tips for Home and School


Benhaven: CT Autism & Asperger Support & Learning Resource

187 Half Mile Rd, North Haven, CT 06473

(203) 239-6425


Autism Speaks
Facts about Autism: Available in English and Spanish


Education & Service Providers
6 Steps to Success For Autism


Time to Talk: Get Help Talking to Your Kids about Drugs and Alcohol
Time to Talk is an online community, resource and toolkit to help parents talk to kids about the risks of drugs and alcohol.


ALA | Great Web Sites for Kids
News & Current Events · Peace and Conflict Studies · Politics & Government · Religions of the World · Sites for Parents, Caregivers, Teachers & Others ...


Parent's Resources
A potpourri of GT links that may be of interest to parents.


www.OneToughJob.org   Also available in Spanish here: Ahora en Espanol
An online resource for real- live parents; it is in English & Spanish.


A Tool Kit to a wide range of Resources for
Hispanic Families to Help Students Succeed:


NEA - Parent Resources

Information presented in English and Spanish
Developed through a joint effort between NEA and National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), these guides provide parents and caregivers with fundamental tools to encourage their children's success in school....

Parenting Resources: USA.gov

A Comprehensive Site. USA.gov: Parenting Resources -- Government resources to make life simpler for moms and dads.

Parenting Resources Online for Parenting Educators and Teachers
Parenting Resources Online (Books, Games, Posters, Videos and other Parenting Education aids) for today's Parenting Educators and Teachers.


Dyslexia Parents Resource - Information about Dyslexia
The Dyslexia Parents Resource - Free information about dyslexia, free Dyslexia Magazine for Parents, a free Dyslexia Advice Line, and dyslexia testing...


Critical Thinking Activities

Make a Difference in How Students Think. VTS helps them grow.


CriticalThinking.org - The Foundation for Critical Thinking

Putting it All Together: How to Devise Assignments and Activities Requiring Reasoning. An Overview of How to Design Instruction Using Critical Thinking ...


Critical Thinking Skills in Education & Life

Eventually there will be "critical thinking activities" (especially for K-12 teachers) in the area for TEACHING ACTIVITIES.  We encourage teens to check these out.


40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents (ages 12-18)


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