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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

ASD - Independent Living Skills Resources

Links verified 10/24/2018

  1. ASD Social Skills - A list of websites on pragmatic/social skills, identifying emotions/feelings, social stories, and more. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
  2. Autism Speaks: Dental Guide Booklet - For some children with autism, oral health habits can be challenging. This is a guide aimed at providing information to families to help begin a lifetime of good oral care.
  3. Communication Skills - Lots of free activities and printables to help enhance conversational skills.
  4. Creating a Home Where Your Child Can Thrive With a Disability - tips to make modifying a home easier
  5. Daily Living Skills - Printable cards to help promote daily living skills. Cards include areas of personal care, doctor's visits, home and school, personal safety, and more.
  6. Disaster Safety and Assistive Technology: Protection for Seniors and the Disabled - timing is everything during an emergency, and you need to buy them as much time as possible to react independently
  7. Employment Skills - Lesson plan starters for teaching skills one would need on a job.
  8. Fitting Fitness into the ASD Household - Fitness programs to consider for young people with autism to be successful both in the short- and long-term.
  9. Guide to Brushing Teeth - Free poster with a clear sequence of pictures showing how to brush teeth. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
  10. Home Solutions to Cope with Sensory Processing Issues and Sensitivities - a list of tips to be aware of and help alleviate symptoms at home
  11. Hygiene Charts - Free printable hygiene behavior charts.
  12. Hygiene Help for Children/Teens with ASD - This video offers teachers and parents specific suggestions for improving hygiene.
  13. Keeping ... Special Needs Children Safe Around Construction - safety precautions that seniors, disabled adults, and their caregivers should take anytime they are traveling in or around a construction site or roadway work zone
  14. Morning and Evening Routine Charts - Free printable charts.
  15. Personal Hygiene Teaching Resources for Special Needs Students - pick the specific aspect of personal hygiene you want to focus on and the option to specify the particular format of resources that will be most helpful
  16. Reminder Strips -Helpful reminders on how to do a particular sequence.
  17. Rental Housing Rights for Disabled Tenants - disabled tenants and prospective tenants with a disability have the right to apply for and live in a rental unit regardless of their impairment
  18. Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities - learn from the families of those who have gone before you
  19. Social Behavior - Lots of free activities and printables on understanding social rules and nuances, recognizing emotions, and more.
  20. Social Emotional Skills - Activities and worksheets designed to enhance perspective-taking skills and expand emotional vocabulary.
  21. Special Needs Teacher Resources - curriculum strategies and classroom management for students with different learning needs
  22. Teaching Important Life Skills - Tips and ideas to teach your child independent living skills.
  23. Tips for Teaching Your Autistic Child Personal Hygiene - Some children experience sensory issues related to sounds and textures of tools used for personal hygiene, thus preventing them from caring for themselves. Here is a list of tips to help them develop these skills. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
  24. Tips to Declutter and Organize Your Home for Seniors and Individuals with Special Needs - some simple decluttering and organizing can help ensure your home remains a comfortable place
  25. Toilet Training - Guide to special needs toilet training, includes "Autism Toilet Training".
  26. Your Guide to Finding Credible Medical Information and Advice - use available online health information to remain educated and informed about health risks and healthy lifestyle behaviors



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