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AUTISM RESOURCES

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a condition related to development of the brain which impacts a person’s perception of and interaction with the world.

This website is intended to provide quick links to resources related to ASD for persons with ASD and their families.

PLANNING AND CONSULTING

Fidelity Investments Life Events

Free resources and planning information from Fidelity Investments. Search "Special Needs" for information and resources specifically for families with persons with special needs and/or disabilities

Neurodiversity Place

Neurodiversity Place is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and building partnerships with various sectors of the community. We aim to improve accessibility and ensure equity for the neurodivergent community. We are a neurodivergent led organization. Which means the majority of our team members are neurodivergent. Specifically, we believe autistics are the experts on autism. Their lived experiences are critical in educating the community. Thus, we have partnered with autistic individuals to create our all of training materials.
RESOURCE LIBRARIES / INDICES

Autism Resource Guide

Autism Speaks Resource Guide

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Autism Resource Center

Florida Department of Health

My Florida CFO

Florida Department of Education

ORGANIZATIONS – STATE & NATIONAL

Ability Life Solutions: Autism Community & Resources

Autism Society Florida

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

The ARC

National Autism Association

ORGANIZATIONS – LOCATION SPECIFIC

Autism Society Greater Orlando

Autism Pensacola

Easterseals Northeast Central Florida Autism Center of Excellence

My Autism Connection, Inc. (SW Florida)

National Autism Association

BOOKS/LITERATURE FOR PARENTS

Uniquely Human: Updated and Expanded: A Different Way of Seeing Autism

Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D, Simon & Schuster, 2022

Raising your Spirited Child: a Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic

Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, 3d ed., William Marrow Paperbacks, 2015

Special Education – Plain and Simple: A Quick Guide for Parents, Teachers, Advocates, Attorneys, and Others

Patricia L. Johnson Howey, Beyond the Sunset Publisher, 2021

Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World

Deborah Reber, Workman Publishing Co., 2020

Your Special Education Rights: What Your School District Isn’t Telling You

Jennifer Laviano & Julie Swansoni, Skyhorse, 2017

Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

Steve Silberman, Avery, 2016
AUTHORS FOR CHILDREN

Julia Cook, M.S.

Julia Cook has many series of books which are excellent for teaching social skills, emotional intelligence, and communication to children. One of her books is Uniquely Wired!: A Story about Autism and Its Gifts.

Diane Albler

Diane Abler has, among her many books, a series called “Little SPOT” which teaches emotional awareness and emotional intelligence for children. The Scribble books are great too.
BOOKS / LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN

Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes

Jennifer Elder, Jessica Kinsgley Publishers, 2005

Masterpiece: An Inclusive Kids Book Celebrating a Child on The Autism Spectrum

Alexandra Hoffman, 1st Ed, Wishing Star Publishing, 2023

All My Stripes: A Story for Children with Autism

Shaina Rudolph, 1st Ed, Magination Press, 2015

Nathan’s Autism Spectrum Superpowers

Lori Leigh Yarborough, One Three Nine Inspired Press, 2018

WHAT’S NEXT?

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Last updated:  09/07/2023