ATN/AIR-P Sleep Tool Kits

New! Autism Speaks Launches New Tool Kit: Sleep Strategies for Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Guide for Parents!

Many teens with ASD have difficulty with sleep, which can affect their daytime functioning, as well as that of their families. This tool kit is designed to provide parents with strategies to improve sleep in their teens affected by ASD and helps tackle the problems of falling asleep and staying asleep through the night. 

Download Sleep Strategies for Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Guide for Parents here!

Strategies to Improve Sleep in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Parent's Guide

Many children with ASD have difficulty with sleep. This can be stressful for children and their families. This informational booklet is designed to provide parents with strategies to improve sleep in their child affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The suggestions in this tool kit are based on both research and clinical experience of sleep experts.

Download the Sleep Tool Kit (Parent Booklet) here!

"These materials are the product of on-going activities of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, a funded program of Autism Speaks. It is supported by cooperative agreement UA3 MC 11054 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Research Program to the Massachusetts General Hospital. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the MCHB, HRSA, HHS, or Autism Speaks."

Sleep Tool Kit Quick Tips

Here are some other ideas that might help improve a child’s sleep. We call them “quick tips” and they may be used in addition to the Sleep Toolkit.

Start by reading the Sleep Toolkit. Then look at these additional ideas for help with:
· Using a Visual Schedule to Teach Bedtime Routines
· Images for a Visual Schedule · Using a bedtime pass
· Sleep Tips for Children with Autism who have Limited Verbal Skills

We developed these quick tips based on questions and feedback from parents. If you have other questions or ideas about other tips that would be helpful, please let us know by emailing us at atn@autismspeaks.org.

Download the Sleep Tool Kit Quick Tips here!

"These materials are the product of on-going activities of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, a funded program of Autism Speaks. It is supported by cooperative agreement UA3 MC 11054 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Research Program to the Massachusetts General Hospital. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the MCHB, HRSA, HHS, or Autism Speaks."