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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 Jan. 19, 2013 at 9:20 PM
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Thank you for posting it was very helpful.

CafeMom Team
by Group Owner on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Thank you all for the additional resources, they've been added to the main post.

Cafe AmyS
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Welcome to the group!

Potty training is a challenge for many of our kids, have you checked out this link? Potty Training

Quoting Nanny0357:

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

Cafe AmyS
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:14 PM

You're very welcome!  I'm glad that the group has helped you and given you ideas for helping Liam.  

Quoting MommaHubbard:

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 Carissa on Feb. 5, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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This is great, thanks!

by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 11:26 PM
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Music therapy is wonderful and has helped my boy with ASD in communication and motor skills. Anyone in the NY area should check them out!

by on Apr. 12, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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I have just started a support group for parents/caregivers/family and friends of individuals on the autism spectrum. It is held monthly in Bridgewater, NJ. For more information, please e-mail or call 908-393-6479.

SNAP: Support Network of Autism Parents

by on Jun. 1, 2013 at 12:07 PM
by Brittaney on Jul. 26, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Found a site that provides several social skills stories for free as well as online tutorials on better understanding and working with your asd child.

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