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)  

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)  

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

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

The Autism Society

Autism Speaks  

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Autism Treatment

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

Center for Parent Information and Resources


Family TIES of Massachusetts

The Federation for Children with Special Needs

The Hanen Center

Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Visual Supports 

Mass. Department of Education (MA DOE)

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

Mass. Department of Public Health (MA DPH)

The Mehrit Center

 National Autism Association

 National Autistic Society

 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

 Pathways, American Academy of Pediatrics



 Project Lifesaver


 Scholastic: The Right School for Your Special-Needs Child

 The University of Washington Autism Center 

 VeryWell Health   

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! 

Emma’s Hope Book – Resources

Blogs, books and documentaries by people with autism

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

Two versions of the same video: one with Spanish subtitles

Autism Resource Central

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

Autism Speaks

Information, articles and toolkits about many aspects of autism


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: