References and resources to learn more

Click on the box below for a list of references that we used to write this Guide:

These are the references we used to make sure our information is accurate and based on research:

American Association of Occupational Therapy (AOTA)

https://www.aota.org/-/media/corporate/files/aboutot/professionals/whatisot/cy/fact-sheets/autism%20fact%20sheet.pdf  

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

https://www.apta.org/  

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)  

https://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/autism/

The Autism Insurance Resource Center, Shriver Center, UMass Medical School

https://massairc.org/

The Autism Society

http://www.autism-society.org/what-is/

Autism Speaks

https://www.autismspeaks.org  

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Autism Treatment

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/treatment.html

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Health Interview Survey 

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm 

Center for Parent Information and Resources

https://www.parentcenterhub.org/

DIRFloortime

http://www.icdl.com/dir

Family TIES of Massachusetts

https://www.massfamilyties.org

The Federation for Children with Special Needs

https://fcsn.org/

The Hanen Center

http://www.hanen.org/

Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Visual Supports

https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/visualsupports 

Mass. Department of Education (MA DOE)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/StudentsFamilies.html

Mass. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/

Mass. Department of Public Health (MA DPH)

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-public-health

The Mehrit Center

https://self-reg.ca/

 National Autism Association

http://nationalautismassociation.org/

 National Autistic Society

https://www.autism.org.uk/about/communication/social-children.aspx

 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-asd/index.shtml

 Pathways, American Academy of Pediatrics

https://pathways.org/topics-of-development/7-senses/

 Pediatrics

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/136/Supplement_1/S60

 Profectum

https://profectum.org/resourceshttps://profectum.org/ppt/ 

 Project Lifesaver

https://projectlifesaver.org/

 SCERTS

http://scerts.com

 Scholastic: The Right School for Your Special-Needs Child

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/choosing-schools-programs/right-school-your-special-needs-child

 The University of Washington Autism Center

https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/ 

 VeryWell Health

https://www.verywellhealth.com/why-does-my-child-with-autism-repeat-words-and-phrases-260144   

Here are a few other resources to help you connect with others and learn more about autism:

Autism-related Facebook Groups (List of 36 different ones)

Find the one that fits your needs: information, stories and tips from other parents, and even humor!

https://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2013/12/19/36-autism-facebook-pages-you-should-like/ 

Emma’s Hope Book – Resources

Blogs, books and documentaries by people with autism

https://emmashopebook.com/resources/

My Next Steps: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Autism (13-minute video)

Two versions of the same video: one with Spanish subtitles

https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/resources/my-next-steps-a-parents-guide-to-understanding-autism/

Autism Resource Central

List of resource centers and resource links. From HMEA (Horace Mann Educational Associates)

https://www.autismresourcecentral.org/resources/massachusetts-autism-support-centers/

Autism Speaks

Information, articles and toolkits about many aspects of autism

https://www.autismspeaks.org/

Profectum

You can register for free and do the Parent Toolkit, but you don't have to buy their other webinars.

Spectroomz Blog 

Series of blogs about employment for autistics/people with autism. Also see the tool below:

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