Autism Prep Kit For Teachers
Do your kids with ASD have a new teacher this year? Or do you have an autistic student for the first time? This guide has lots of ideas for making new students comfortable in the classroom.
Autism-Friendly Celebrations Planning Guide
Birthdays, parties and the holidays can all be overwhelming times for autistic people and their families. This free guide has tons and tons (and tons) of tips for how to make celebrations comfortable for everybody.
45 Ideas For Classroom Friendly Fidget Toys
Got kids who like to wriggle, move around, bite their nails or doodle when you need them to concentrate? Then they might benefit from the use of fidget toys. This free booklet explains what they're all about with lots of examples and tips for using them in the classroom.
The Awesomely Big List of Ways to Help Parents of Autistic Kids
Families with autistic kids often need lots of help, but it can be really hard for friends and family to know exactly what kinds of support they need. The good news is that there are tons and tons of ways that you can help. So if you've ever said "I really want to help but I don't know how" then the PDF version of this popular blog post is for you - download it to share with your family and friends.
The 'Do I Need Help' Flowchart
Some kids really struggle with knowing when and how to ask for help. This flowchart (from the article Learning To Ask For Help) breaks down the steps involved in figuring out if they need assistance, and how to get it.
DSM Diagnostic Criteria Graphics
This set of infographics and tables summarize the changes in autism diagnostic criteria between DSM-IV and DSM-5. Note: The changes are listed as proposed but they were all accepted and officially published in DSM-5 in May 2013.
62 Questions to Ask Before Saying Yes to Research Studies
How do you make sure a research study is safe before allowing your child to participate? Deciding whether to let your kids be part of a research study can be tricky - on the one hand you want to do your part to unravel the mysteries and discover better ways of helping our kids, but you're also protective of your family and your privacy and would never want to expose your child to anything uncomfortable, harmful or invasive.
So to reduce the risks you need to make sure that you check things out thoroughly before you sign that consent form. And that means asking questions - loads of them. This free download is a list of the kinds of things you can (and should) be asking about.