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Resources

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

Early Warning Signs

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 Milestones

Developmental delays are identified through assessments of simple skills. Below is a list of milestones broken down by behavioral categories that can help you identify if your child needs further evaluation.

American Academy of Pediatrics

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.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Healthy Children

Healthy Children gives parents and families personalized content, up-to-the-minute pediatric health information, educational newsletters, and assists in finding a pediatrician.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Bright Futures

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.

CDC Developmental Disabilities Information

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.

MedlinePlus Developmental Disabilities Resources

Medline presents a list of diagnoses 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

COVID-19 Resources

Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times - Autism Focused Intervention Modules and Resources
Corona Virus: A Book for Children - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Corona Virus Prevention - The ARC New Jersey
Corona Virus: What Is It and What Can You Do? - The ARC Maryland and Maryland Development Disabilities Council
COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities - SARTAC
How to Stay Healthy from COVID-19 - California State Council on Developmental Disabilities
I Can Wear a Mask! - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Important Things To Know About COVID-19 - Lurie Institute
Social Distancing: A Social Story for Visual Learners - University of Cincinnati UCEDD
Caring for Individuals with Autism During a Crisis - Autism Speaks
Caregiver Tips to Make Mask-Wearing Easier for People with Autism - Autism Speaks
Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit - Autism Speaks
How to Cope with Disrupted Family Routines During COVID-19 - Autism Speaks
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 - National Child Traumatic Stress Network