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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

ASD - Parent Resources


Links verified 10/14/2021


1. A Parent's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

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A guide to understanding the signs and symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders.  SEE MORE
 
2. Autism and Family Life.

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Ideas and inspiration for handling the demands, challenges and opportunities that come with an autism diagnosis.  SEE MORE
 
3. Autism in the Classroom.

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WebMD talks to parents, therapists, and educators for advice on how to help children with autism thrive in the classroom.  SEE MORE
 
4. Autism Resources for Families.

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National Autism Center at May Institute is dedicated to supporting families by making information and resources more readily available. SEE MORE
 
5. Autism Screening Quiz.

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Information on 'red flags' that could be a sign that a child should be evaluated for autism or a related communication disorder. SEE MORE
 
6. Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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A list of links from the Center if Disease Control and Prevention. SEE MORE
 
7. Back to School Tips.

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Tips for parents of a child with ASD on making the transition to a new school year.  SEE MORE
 
8. Children With Special Needs in the Dental Office.

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A parent's guide including steps any parent or guardian can take to make oral care and hygiene a better experience for your child with special needs. SEE MORE
 
9. Communication Between Parents and Teachers.

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Information on formal and informal communication related to the child with ASD. SEE MORE
 
10. Estate Planning for Parents of Children with Autism.

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If you’re starting to plan your estate, consider this estate planning checklist from Just Great Lawyers. Then scroll down further to find details and recommendations for each section. SEE MORE
 
11. Guide to Living With Sensory Overload.

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This guide will talk you through how to cope with sensory overload while out and about, and offer some advice on potential home improvements that could provide you with a little more peace within your own four walls. SEE MORE
 
12. Helping Children with Autism.

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Learn how to choose effective treatments for your child, and where to look for support. Plus, find parenting tips to help make daily home life with an autistic child easier. SEE MORE
 
13. Helping Children with Special Needs Transition to Kindergaten.

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The transition from preschool to Kindergarten can be overwhelming for any family, but it can be especially challenging for parents of children with a disability. This site breaks down everything parents of children with special needs need to know about helping their child transition to Kindergarten and beyond! SEE MORE
 
14. Helping People with Disabilities Relocate.

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A guide for anyone assisting a loved one living with disabilities to move. SEE MORE
 
15. Home Modifications for Kids.

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Creating a home where your child can thrive with a disability from Better Homes and Gardens. SEE MORE
 
16. Is a Therapy Dog Right for Your Child with Autism?

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A complete guide to help families explore the option of bringing an autism therapy dog home.  SEE MORE
 
17. Managing Autism Meltdowns, Tantrums and Aggression.

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Those who have cared for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will know a meltdown is handled differently and with intimate knowledge of the child’s personality. This guide will provide solutions. (A free download guide available.) SEE MORE
 
18. Moving with Special Needs Kids.

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Tips to help you with the moving process, ensuring that your child's needs are met throughout it.  SEE MORE
 
19. Operation Autism.

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Life journey though Autism is a resource guide for military families. The guide includes information about services, resources, & support available to military families. (Downloadable material available) SEE MORE
 
20. Overcome The Difficulties of Getting a Driver's License With Autism.

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A guide to help individuals navigate the process, and to provide awareness of the resources available. SEE MORE
 
21. Planning Trips for Children WIth Autism.

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Strategies to prepare children for a variety of new and unfamiliar experiences. SEE MORE
 
22. Preparing for the First Day of School.

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Tips for starting early on preparing a child with Asperger's for the first day of school. SEE MORE
 
23. Preparing for the School Year.

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Tips to help you become a proactive and positive advocate for your child. SEE MORE
 
24. Preparing the School for Your Child with Autism.

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Make sure teachers have all the knowledge they need to help your child. SEE MORE
 
25. Reduce the 'Noise'.

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Help loved ones with sensory overload enjoy shopping. SEE MORE
 
26. Resilience in Families with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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The factors of family dynamics, family strengths, and community support are each addressed in this article.  SEE MORE
 
27. Sensory Overload.

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This overview of sensory overload for people with low vision will help you understand what’s going on and how to deal with it. SEE MORE
 
28. Sesame Street and Autism.

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Celebrate the uniqueness of each and every child. SEE MORE
 
29. Signs Your Child Might Have Asperger's Syndrome.

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Five questions to ask that may indicate a child has Asperger's. SEE MORE
 
30. Sleep Guide For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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A closer look at the autism-related sleep struggles in children and the possible ways to deal with those issues. See what specific actions need to be done to help with the sleep challenges one may experience, what possible treatments are there, and how to understand autism and sleep-related symptoms overall. SEE MORE
 
31. Tips for Parenting a Child with Autism - From WebMD.

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Apart from the medical care and therapies that you may line up to help your son or daughter, there are simple, everyday things that make a difference. WebMD provides tips for parents to help make that difference. SEE MORE
 
32. Tips for Parents of Teens with Asperger Syndrome.

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Suggestions and ideas to assist parents with teenagers who have Asperger Syndrome. SEE MORE
 
33. Using Visual Schedules.

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Explains the effectiveness of using visual schedules at home and provides several examples. SEE MORE
 
34. Utilizing Mobile Technology for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Those who are diagnosed with ASD tend to struggle with core issues such as communication, literacy, academics, social skills, and emotional recognition. This article will help identify the various technologies that are readily available to help children with ASD in a variety of realms. SEE MORE
 
35. Visual Supports.

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Creating Picture Exchange Symbols to encourage reading in every child, and pairing words in a system might help hasten acquisition of those printed words.  SEE MORE
 
36. Visual Timetables.

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Tool that helps give structure to the day, promotes independence, increases confidence, and can reduce anxiety levels. SEE MORE
 

 

 

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