Information by Topic

Autism is committed to providing the autism community with resources to meet each person and family’s unique needs throughout every stage of life. To help with your search for support, we have organized our resources, information, expert advice and personal stories by category below.

Special Needs Financial Planning

Resources to help you and your family plan for the future.

Special Needs Financial Planning Tool Kit
This comprehensive guide covers all of the critical topics related to planning for the future.
Financial Planning App
Learn more and organize your plans with this helpful app.
Financial Assistance
A list of resources available to help people looking for financial support.


Resources to help keep you and your family safe.

Safety in the Community
The importance of life skills to promote safety outside the home.
Safety in the Home
Strategies to keep your family safe when at home.
Wandering Prevention
Tools to help you develop a multifaceted safety plan.

School Resources

Support you need to give your child the best possible education.

Individualized Education Program (IEP): Summary, Process and Practical Tips
Make sure your child’s IEP is as effective as possible.
School Community Tool Kit
Increase understanding and acceptance at your child’s school.
Advocacy Tool Kit
Advocate for your child every step of the way.


Resources to teach you how to use technology most effectively.

How to Get Started Using Assistive Technology
Follow this roadmap to learn how to use assistive technology devices for communication.
Tips for Using Assistive Technology Devices
Advice from experts on making the best use of technology.
Webinar: Use of Smartphones and Tablet for People with Autism
Learn how to use these devices as behavioral aids

Health and Wellness

Resources to promote a healthier lifestyle for you and your family.

Strategies to improve sleep in people with autism.

Ideas to help improve physical fitness.

Help with feeding and other eating-related challenges.

Behavior Challenges

Resources to help prevent and improve difficult behaviors.

Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit
Strategies to support you during difficult situations.

Introduction to Behavioral Health Treatments
Information about behavioral treatments at home and in a professional setting.

A Parent’s Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis
An overview of ABA, its effectiveness and how to access it

Medical Resources

Resources to assist people with autism and additional medical needs.

Medication Decision Aid
Learn more about medication and decide if it is right for you.

Managing Constipation Guide
Strategies to relieve constipation in children with autism.

Preparing for an EEG Exam
Help your child prepare for an electroencephalogram.

Transition to Adulthood

Transition Tool Kit
This will help guide you on the journey from adolescence to adulthood.

Community-Based Skills Assessment (CSA)
The CSA helps parents and professionals assess the current skill levels and abilities of students with autism beginning at age 12.

Advocacy Tool Kit
Learn how to teach your child self-advocacy and be your child’s best advocate.


Resources to help navigate adulthood with autism

Tips and tools as you search for a job that is right for you

Housing & Residential Supports
Resources to help with the search for housing

Is It Autism and If So, What Next?
Support for adults recently diagnosed with autism

Family Support

Resources to support family members of people with autism.

A Parent’s Guide to Autism
A tool to support parents after their child is diagnosed with autism.

A Grandparent’s Guide to Autism
Information and helpful strategies for grandparents in the early days and beyond.

A Sibling’s Guide to Autism
A helpful tool for brothers and sisters of children with autism.

Support in the Community

Resources to help support community integration.

Information about the importance of recreation activities.

Tools to help you and your family overcome travel challenges.

Going Out to Eat
Strategies to make dining at a restaurant a success.


A mix of other helpful resources.

Tips for Successful Haircuts
Help your child prepare for a haircut.

Natural Disasters
Information for before, after and during natural disasters.

Grief and Bereavement Support
Resources to help support you or your child while experiencing grief

Need Personalized Support?

Our Autism Response Team (ART) is specially trained to connect people with autism, their families, and caretakers to information, tools, and resources.