Interacting with Autism
This website contains an extensive video library of well-regarded professionals discussing important topics ranging from therapy interventions to the vaccine controversy and causes of autism. Its content is monitored and approved by respected researchers in the field. The “resources” page contains detailed information regarding education and insurance policy as it varies by state.
The CDC website lists language, social, cognitive, and movement milestones for children two months to five years old along with video and photo examples of each skill. They also provide milestone checklists with tips on age-appropriate activities you can do with your child.
Autism Speaks- 100 Day Kit
In order to best advocate for their children’s learning and behavior, it is important for parents and caregivers to learn about autism spectrum disorders. One option for families includes Autism Speaks, which provides a manual for families of newly diagnosed children. It is called the 100 Day Kit and is available for free.
This website gives information and resources to parents and professionals who are interested in learning more about autism in young children.
Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism
Written by Barry Prizant, PhD.
University of Washington’s READiLab
This webpage contains short videos that were created for parents of children who are newly diagnosed with autism. Topics range from understanding the diagnosis and parent reflections to setting up a treatment plan.
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew
Written by Ellen Notbohm.
Social Communication Growth Chart
Developed by the FIRST WORDS® Project at Florida State University, the Social Communication Growth Chart is a powerful new tool that will help parents learn more about their child’s milestones from from 7 to 24 months.
An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn
Written by Sally J. Rogers, PhD, Geraldine Dawson, PhD, and Laurie A. Vismara, PhD.
C.I.T.Y. of Support
This non-profit provides a dynamic community, both online and in person, that supports all families navigating the needs of their child in therapy.
Family Capacity-Building Module
This online module can be used to promote the use of many different types of early childhood practices, and includes strategies to engage parents in activities to build understanding and confidence in providing learning opportunities for their child.