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Do you want to talk to a professional who can help you with issues relating to diagnosis, treatment, or something else? Here is a select list of resources that may be helpful.

Autism Response Team - a group organized by Autistm Speaks. They are trained to help families with the day-to-day challenges of living with autism. Contact: 1-888-AUTISM2 (288-4762) or

State-by-State Resources: Find information on intervention, health services, advocates, and much more for your state:

The 100 Day Kit: This is for families who've just recently received a diagnosis of Autism/Aspergers. You can download the books in .pdf form (one is for Autism, the other is for Aspergers.

Abreviations used in this group: Autism Acronyms * viewable on mobile*

Additional Resources: 
Autism Society of America
Autism Speaks
National Center for Learning Disabilities

A Parents Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders  
Interactive Autism Network 
Personal Ponies 
15 Tips For Families Dealing with Autism 
CDC Learn the Signs 
Free Videos for Autistic Kids 
Raising Extra Special Kids 
G'Ma's Monkey Business
Facebook Pages for Autism  
Reading Lists for Autistic Teens 
Autism Resource Guide
Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia 

City & StateOrganizations 
The Autism Friendly Gui
de to Pennsylvania 
Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program

Social Story links

Link to old Resources for Families post: Resources for Families

Do you have a resource you recommend?  Share it by replying to this post and we may add it to the list.

by on Jan. 12, 2014 at 1:36 PM
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by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Autism Society of America is for families and individuals on the spectrum. they also have board members that have autism

by Cathleen on Sep. 28, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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Quoting aidensmomma508:

Social Story links

If you can't find what you are looking for, maybe try these other 2 links.

Story Builder
Story Builder is a software program that provides a framework for creating individualized stories as learning materials such as social stories. 

How to write a social story:

Awesome! Thanks for the info!

by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM
I am new to this. I have a 2 year old son who has recently been diagnosed with autism. He's not talking a lot the way they think he should. He's also not playing with some toys the way they say he should. Any suggestions to how I can do more for him will be greatly appreciated.
by on Nov. 30, 2012 at 10:51 PM    A wonderful overall website that includes reader friendly information,latest reseach, downloadable free apps, grant information, conferences and much more, I was a, Autism Specialist for 33 years and constantly referred my students parents to it. Nancy Hartwick, Somerset, PA

by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:02 PM
I have been looking for books for my teens, both autistic. Found this list from which I found two I got as e books, but I think most are in print. Hope you find something useful there. Sorry I can't make it clicky from my tablet.
by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 11:39 AM

I am a grandmother of three and provide about 50%  of  care for them.  My middle grandchild has autism.  He is four yrs old.   Potty training is a major challenge with him.  He also throws things and hurts his siblings. He doesn't mean to but out of nowhere will throw things. Just this morning he threw a truck and hit his five year old in the nose and eye.  How do I explain to a five yr old that he is not being mean but really does not understand

by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Thank you guys for all these resources! My 5 yr old son has just been diagnosed last week with PDD-probable Asperger's when he was discharged from a day treatment program. His psychologist keeps telling me that he'll be fine. But the day treatment psychiatrist told me that Liam's differences will become even more noticeable the older he gets. he returned to school this week and is still having trouble. I'm frustrated because the school still feels like he's too hard to handle and his psychologist doesn't think his challenges are a big deal, he's high-functioning, etc. But he has real difficulties that are still interfering with school (still has meltdowns despite medication) and I think will continue to present a challenge with making friends, etc. I'm looking into finding him a therapist that actually specializes with kids on the spectrum. But I wanted you guys to know that just everyone's sharing on here has helped me understand things alot and has given me some ideas to try to work with Liam on some things at home that we still have issues with. Thank you so much!

by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 9:31 PM

I am always adding new links to help others find the resources they need.

~ Jamie

Edited: I have moved the  Autism resource guide to my personal blog.



by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 3:50 PM
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