Resources And Support
For your convenience, we have compiled resources for families to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities.
General Autism and Developmental Disabilities Information
- If you suspect a child is developing communication and/or social skills in atypical fashion, here are some early warning signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Developmental delays are identified through assessments of simple skills. Below are a list of milestones broken down by behavioral categories that can help you identify if your child needs further evaluation.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics is dedicated to the health of all children through giving families resources, professional educational, and advocating and creating policies for children.
- Healthy Children gives parents and families personalized content, up-to-the-minute pediatric health information, educational newsletters, and assists in finding a pediatrician.
- Bright Futures is a national health promotion and prevention initiative, led by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The guidelines provide theory-based and evidence-driven guidance for all preventive care screenings and well-child visits.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Developmental Disabilities website gives families facts, research, articles, resources, and tools to assist your child with disabilities.
- Medline presents a list of diagnosis and tests, treatments and therapies, related issues, specifics, and genetics overviews for families with children with developmental disabilities.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
What is Applied Behavior Analysis? – Autism Speaks
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) – Good Therapy
Seven Dimensions of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis): Changing human behavior the scientific way – Psych Central
Physical Therapy (PT)
Physical Therapist’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder – Move Forward PT
Using Physical Therapy as a Treatment for Autism – Very Well Health
Physical Therapy for People with Autism – PT in Motion
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Autism – Web MD
Supporting Parents of Children with Autism: The Role of Occupational Therapy – The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
How Does Occupational Therapy Benefit a Child with Autism? – Applied Behavior Analysis Programs Guide
Speech Language (SL)
What is Speech Language? – Autism Speaks
How Speech Language Benefits Children With Autism – Very Well Health
5 Principles of Speech Language for Children with Autism – Speech and Language Kids