Video: Kennedy Krieger Institute: Showing Early Signs of Autism

To improve recognition of the early signs of ASD among pediatricians, parents, and early intervention providers, Kennedy Krieger Institute has developed this free 9-minute video tutorial on ASD behavioral signs in one-year-olds.

Webpage: Healthy Transitions: Speaking Up at the Doctor’s Office

This education module provides information that families and professionals can use to help youths who have developmental disabilities to speak up at the doctor’s office.

Website: Specialized Training for Military Parents (STOMP)

STOMP is a federally funded Parent Training and Information Center established to assist military families who have children with special education or health needs.

Webpage: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: The Affordable Care Act and Autism and Related Conditions

This webpage outlines the important provisions within the Affordable Care Act for individuals with autism and other related disabilities.

Webpage: AOTA: Living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): The High School Years

The American Occupational Therapy Association produced a tip sheet to help parents address the social communication and sensory processing challenges typically faced by teens with ASD during high school.

Fact Sheet: U.S. Department of Justice: Service Animals

This publication explains the requirements of the ADA regarding animals that accompany and provide services for a person with a disability.

Webpage: The National Center for Victims of Crime: Resource Directory for Service Providers

This Resource Directory is designed to help community advocates working in the fields of crime victim assistance, disability services, law enforcement, and allied professions improve their response to victims with disabilities.

Fact sheet: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center: Selecting a Behavioral Services Provider

This tip sheet addresses areas of consideration that will help parents make an effective selection when it comes to choosing a behavioral provider for their child or adult with ASD.

Toolkit: Autism Speaks: Housing and Residential Supports Toolkit

This toolkit provides an overview of housing options and the supports and services often needed by adults with autism.

Guide: HANDS in Autism: 10 Do’s for Supporting Individuals with an ASD

This guide provides 10 tips to help professionals and caregivers effectively support individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).