Information for Parents of Newly-Diagnosed Children
Advocates for Special Kids (ASK)
A non-profit organization formed by a dedicated group of advocate-parent volunteers, ASK works to help other parents understand special education
All About ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis)
ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) is one of the most effective and most fully-researched autism treatments available. Researchers at the Lovaas Institute offer in-depth answers to questions about the theory and practice of ABA
Association for Science in Autism Treatment
This site is devoted to evaluating treatment methods for autism based on scientific research
Autism-PDD Resource Network
Provides a wide range of information on treatment options and other resources
Autism Resources (John Wobus’ Site)
Comprehensive list of links to all topics related to autism
Cerebral Palsy Guidance
About 7% of children with cerebral palsy also have autism. This site is a helpful resource for families who have a child with a CP diagnosis, including symptom and treatment information and daily living tips.
This site is designed specifically for military families who have children diagnosed with ASD. A great resource that provides information about navigating military health insurance, and unique tips for these families.
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys can refer to this site for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities
Association for Behavior Analysis
Homepage of the Association of Behavior Analysis
Autism Society of America
Provides an overview and comparison of treatment approaches and allows you to access local ASA Chapters’ sites
Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to parents’ concerns and take action to address the needs of children and families with autism.
California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA)
The mission of CalABA is to promote the science and theory of behavior analysis through the support of research, education and practice
California Department of Education (Special Education section)
Information and resources serving the unique needs of persons with disabilities so that each person will meet and/or exceed high standards of achievement in academic and nonacademic skills
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
CDC provides comprehensive information regarding Autism Spectrum Disorders, including research, data, articles, and free materials for families.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice
Families for Early Autism Treatment
Sacramento Chapter: This site provides information about FEAT and allows you to access local FEAT Chapters’ sites
National Autism Center
The National Autism Center provides a free online parent manual that gives comprehensive information about ASD and other related conditions, as well as a run down of a variety of evidence-based treatments.
National Library of Medicine
Research Database: This site provides information on thousands of articles on autism (among other topics). Just type “autism” in the search field
The Schafer Autism Report
Page to sign up for newsletter covering autism research and treatment
Surgeon General’s Report on Autism
This site provides general information on autism with treatment recommendations
UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)
CART continues to play a leading role, both nationally and internationally, in developing an improved understanding of the biological basis and neurobehavioral mechanisms of autism
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
A national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers
Tips For Working With Your Child
Suggested Classroom Interventions — Child Development Institute
This site provides helpful tips and suggestions for working with kiddos who may need added support in the classroom. While geared primarily for teachers, these strategies are applicable in both education and home environments.
22 Tips For Teaching Students With ASD
Teaching Community offers even more practical tips for academic success for children on the spectrum.
Indiana Resource Center for Autism
Temple Grandin is a highly successful woman with autism who offers very practical and helpful tips for teaching children and adults with autism, drawn from her own personal experiences and insights.
Teaching Your Child about Peers with Special Needs
This article provides a guide for parents to talk to their children about peers, classmates, and friends they may encounter who have disabilities. This can also be a great resource for helping neurotypical siblings to understand what a disability is and how to interact with love and respect.
Guide to Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Autism
This site provides very practical tips for families who enjoy time at the pool or the beach in the warmer months. Water safety is a serious concern for many of our kiddos and it is important for them to learn both the fun and potential danger of water play.
College Resources For Students With Disabilities
For older students in high school and considering college, this article provides a comprehensive overview of the legal rights for students with disabilities, as well as some factors to consider when choosing a school.