Autism Materials

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Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Overview

This downloadable, free multimedia presentation defines and provides basic information about autism spectrum disorders.

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Believe in One, Believe in All

This down-loadable, free multimedia presentation illustrates the experiences of a student with autism included in a third grade classroom, along with the reactions, feelings, and beliefs of his support team members and peers.

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CARD Learning Curve

The CARD Learning Curve is an online resource that provides interesting and interactive stories, ideas, resources and materials for teachers of students with autism or a related disability.

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I have a Friend with Autism

This free, downloadable brochure provides children with information on autism emphasizing that children with autism are more alike, than different from their peers.

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In My Language

This is a wonderful video by Amanda, a young woman with autism who is considered “low-functioning.” She wrote, produced, and posted her own video called “In My Language” on You-Tube. The first half of the video is in “her language,” and the second half is translated by the laptop she uses to communicate in “our language.” This video is beautiful and profound in any language.

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Milestone Moments, by Project Conectar

Milestone Moments is an adaptation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Learn the Signs, Act Early” campaign booklet that includes a comprehensive list of milestones and tips for parents of children ages 2 months to 5 years. This booklet can be used to determine gaps in development, help doctors understand delayed or missing development, help families understand what is typical development, and to help educators know what the child needs to strengthen. Milestone Moments is available in both English and Spanish and can be printed directly off our website on 8.5” x 11” paper or can be ordered to be printed in a spiral bound, tabbed booklet that is 5.5” x 8.5”. To obtain ordering information please contact: Myrna Veguilla, 813-974-7008.

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Positive Educational Planning

This is a simple planning portfolio that guides family members to reflect and share what they know of their child as a learner and a family member. With the information gathered in the Positive Educational Planning portfolio, members of a child’s educational team can envision a rich future and develop an educational plan to serve as the road that will lead to it.

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Understanding Early Signs of Autism

This down-loadable, free multimedia presentation reviews the milestones of early development and the differences in children with autism spectrum disorders. It also identifies potential differences that serve as “red flags” for evaluation, and provides a brief summary of early childhood screening tools.

Autism Links

This page includes links to both internal (FCIC) and external (non-FCIC) websites. External links are selected and reviewed when the page is published. However, the FCIC is not responsible for the content of external websites. The FCIC website does not accept submissions or requests.

Therapies for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Behavioral Interventions Update

An extensive resource provided by the Agency Healthcare Research and Quality, Effective Health Care Program. The information in this report is intended to help health care decisionmakers—patients and clinicians, health system leaders, and policymakers, among others—make well informed decisions and thereby improve the quality of health care services.

Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry published new guidance for diagnosing and treating infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents (0 to 18 years of age) with autism in the February 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (p. 237-257). Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder presents recommendations that include: multidisciplinary care; coordination of services; early, sustained intervention; the use of multiple treatment modalities; helping families with long-term planning, and finding support for parents and siblings. It updates an earlier guidance document published in 1999 and incorporates new research findings.

AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities

The purpose of the Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center (ITAC) on Autism and Developmental Disabilities at AUCD is to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have, or are at risk for developing, ASDs and other developmental disabilities. The Center accomplishes this by providing technical assistance to interdisciplinary training programs (i.e., the LENDs and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) programs) to better train professionals to utilize valid and reliable screening tools to diagnose or rule out and provide evidence-based interventions for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities.

Autism Society of America (ASA)

ASA exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. They do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

CDC is committed to continuing to provide essential data on ASDs, search for risk factors and causes, and develop resources that help identify children with ASDs as early as possible

CDC's "Learn the Signs Act Early" Autism Campaign

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), in collaboration with a number of national partners, launched a public awareness campaign called "Learn the Signs. Act Early." The campaign aims to educate parents about childhood development, including early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders, and encourages developmental screening and intervention.

Educational Resources for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Resources compiled from original publication materials by UM-NSU CARD staff.

A Guide to the Individualized Education Program

The purpose of this guidance is to assist educators, parents, and state and local educational agencies in implementing the requirements of Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regarding Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for children with disabilities, including preschool-aged children. Prepared by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services U.S. Department of Education (OSEP).

Knowledge Path: Autism Spectrum Disorders

This knowledge path about autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has been compiled by the Material and Health Child Library at Georgetown University. It offers a selection of current, high-quality resources about ASD identification and intervention, and it includes resources about biomedical research into the causes of ASD; resources that address the communication, education, and vocational challenges of autism; and resources about autism's impact on family life. Separate sections identify resources about autism and environmental health research as well as those that address concerns about vaccines. This knowledge path for health professionals, educators, researchers, policymakers, and families will be updated periodically.

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