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Parents of children with ASD are bombarded with treatment choices—all of which claim to be effective. This manual is designed to support parents as they make treatment decisions. It discusses the complexity of diagnostic evaluations for children on the autism spectrum, and identifies and describes effective treatments.
Also Available: The National Autism Center (NAC) at May Institute has released the results of the largest systematic review to date of interventions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The report, Findings and Conclusions: National Standards Project, Phase 2, identifies effective, research-based interventions for individuals across the lifespan.
A Guide to Autism Awareness Through Wristband
This information was submitted by Autumn McAdoo and her mom. They found the resources posted on our page helpful in their search to understand Autism and offered another link in an effort to help others. Go to https://www.wristbandexpress.com/content/a-guide-to-autism-awareness-through-wristbands.
Puberty can be a time of mixed feelings for parents and pre-teens. It may be a time of pride and celebration, as well as a time of worry and confusion. It is hard for pre-teens to understand the many changes that come along with puberty. Also, parents may feel unsure of how to explain these changes to their child.
All parents eventually face the challenge of teaching their children about the natural changes of puberty. However, parents of pre-teens with ASD may need the help of additional strategies to ease the transition. Our aim in developing this tool is to provide guidance on the subject of puberty that can be directly applied to pre-teens with ASD. In doing so, we hope to increase families' understanding of puberty and their ability to adapt to these changes with confidence.
**Some helpful information to help get ready for traveling with students with autistic spectrum disorder. **
Touchautism: A comprehensive list of apps for people with special needs broken up into categories & with links to online videos & reviews
Here’s a list of 15 great resources that parents of children with autism should be aware of:
Taken from the Friendship Circle website (friendshipcircle.org) For parents, finding ways to help with everything from diagnosis to coping is vital.
It is very important for families dealing with autism to have an outlet, such as other parents who are going through the same thing. This site connects them to groups both online and in their area that can offer that type of support.
AutismNOW should be the first place you look for the latest news, research and information on autism.
MyAutismTeam is a social network for parents of kids with autism.
Care.com is a great place to find a caregiver.
This is a group for fathers of special-needs children, who can share their stories with others who understand the challenges they’re facing.
This site allows people, including children, with autism to complete online activities geared toward helping them develop vital skills.
Parents of special-needs children know how difficult it can be to plan a vacation. This site is dedicated to helping parents of children with autism map out their getaways, whether they’re cruises or camping trips.
Parents of both newly diagnosed children with autism and those who were diagnosed years ago can benefit from this site, sharing ideas for therapies, coping mechanisms and medical benefits through e-courses and newsletters.
This site offers a comprehensive list of blogs that are written by and for families dealing with autism. It’s easy to get lost in reading their stories when you’re supposed to be working, so be careful!