This guide provides step-by-step suggestions to parents to assist them in teaching their child with autism to brush and floss properly. It also offers tips for visits to the dentist’s office and provides a visual schedule to help children understand what to expect. Additionally, it offers information about autism that parents can print off and give to their dentist to help them better understand and support the child.
View the Guide - Dental Guide
This guide offers tips and suggestions pertaining to oral hygiene and is specifically designed to help parents of children with autism reinforce good oral health habits. Through the use of visual and practical guidelines, it provides oral hygiene facts, tips for sensory modifications, and brushing and flossing techniques. This guide also offers tools such as a picture dictionary and social stories to prepare children for visits to the dentist.
View the Guide - Healthy Smiles for Autism
This webpage offers an introduction and link to the ASD Video Glossary, a free web-based tool designed to help parents and professionals learn more about the early signs of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The glossary contains hundreds of video clips to help parents recognize the subtle differences between typical and delayed development in young children. Its purpose is to promote awareness and early detection of ASD. Registration is free, but required
View the Website - First Signs: ASD Video Glossary
This guide provides information and tools to military families with children who have autism. It offers strategies for addressing potential challenges that may arise throughout the lifespan of a person with autism. It also provides information to help families navigate the military healthcare system as well as the various services that a person may need. Additionally, this guide discusses planning for transitions and provides suggestions to help families minimize the stress associated with change.
View the Guide – Life Journey through Autism: A Guide for Military Families
This website offers disability-relevant news, assistive device reviews, and articles on various topics such as health, travel, sports, fitness and nutrition. Disabled World also features an online community for users as well as several homemade videos for and about individual with disabilities, including videos on assistive technology, general health information, teaching disability topics in the classroom, and many other subjects.
View the Website – Disabled World
This booklet is designed for families and caregivers of individuals with disabilities to assist them in learning more about these individual’s spiritual and emotional needs in order to better support them. Through the use of visuals and simple, everyday language, it provides strategies that can be used to help caregivers discuss various topics such as spirituality, friendship, loneliness, loss and faith with their family member or client.
View the Guide - No Box to Tick
The website shares resources that provide individuals with developmental disabilities and their families many opportunities and information to assist them in expressing spiritual and religious beliefs. Resources include blog posts, newsletters, publications and upcoming events relating to religion and spirituality.
View this Website – Religion and Spirituality Division of the AAIDD
This fact sheet offers a list of resources – including books, newsletters, and videos that congregations, agencies, and families may use to promote the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in religious settings and faith communities. Information about local ministries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are included; however, the majority of these resources is not state-specific and may be accessed by individuals throughout the country.
View the Fact sheet – Beginning and Strengthening Inclusive Ministries and Congregations
This webpage offers information about sexuality to promote sexual well-being. Topics covered include reproductive health, accepting and expressing sexual identity, and relationships. Strategies for resolving conflict, improving communication skills, and making informed decisions about sex are also provided. Although the information is not disability-specific, it can be useful to anyone who is interested in learning more about sexual health and sexuality.
View the Webpage – Healthy Sexuality
This website contains the Disability & Health Data System, an online interactive system that provides state-level, disability-specific health information and data. By centralizing this data, this system allows users to learn about the difference in health measures between people with disabilities and people without disabilities; compare data by state and region; and identify trends to help support the development of further research; state programs, services and policies; and health communications activities.
View the Website - Disability & Health Data System