If your child has recently been diagnosed with a disorder on the autism spectrum, you are probably looking for as much information as you can find. In addition to the autism books you’ll find on our website, there are a lot of good online resources you may want to explore.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a long list of resources, including but not limited to:
- 100 Day Kit for Families with Young Children As the name implies, this resource is designed specifically for families trying to cope with a recent diagnosis. It is put out by Autism Speaks, a leading nonprofit dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum of autism disorders and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. They also offer a 100 Day Kit for Families with School-Age Children.
- A Parent’s Guide to Evidence-Based Practice and Autism
This manual is from the National Autism Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating evidence-based information about the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive and reliable resources for families, practitioners, and communities.
- Department of Education
The Department of Education (ED) has resources to assist with the educational needs of children with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities.
- The ED’s Special Education Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network links to a variety of websites and online resources that focus on special education issues, such as policy, technology, curriculum, and parent trainings.
- In addition, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Servicesexternal icon (OSERS) within the ED has resources for parents and individuals, school districts, and states in the areas of special education, vocational rehabilitation, and research.
- The National Mental Health Information Center offers a wealth of information about autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including information on the signs and symptoms of ASD; causes and risk factors, diagnosing ASD, treatments and therapies and ongoing studies. There is also a brochure on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
And, of course, City Bear Press is proud to publish a number of books on autism.