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Top 10 Autism Speaks tool kits of 2015!

Autism Speaks Tool Kits on topics ranging from toilet training and new diagnoses to housing and postsecondary education were downloaded over 140,000 times in 2015!

Here is a list of the top 10 based on number of downloads...

1. 100 Day Kit for Newly Diagnosed Families of Young Children

14,063 downloads

This tool kit was created specifically for families of children ages 4 and under to make the best possible use of the 100 days following their child's diagnosis of autism.

2. Visual Supports and Autism Spectrum Disorder

11,873 downloads

This tool kit from the AS-ATN/AIR-P provides a step-by-step, easy-to-understand introduction to visual supports and the ways that parents and other caregivers can begin using them.

3. Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit

9,170 downloads

This tool kit will provide you with strategies and resources to address challenging behaviors exhibited by individuals with autism, and to help support you and your family during these difficult situations.

4. Transition Tool Kit

8,159 downloads

This tool kit was created to serve as a guide to assist families of individuals with autism between the ages of 13 and 22 on the journey from adolescence to adulthood.

5. Parent's Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis

8,089 downloads

This tool kit from the AS-ATN/AIR-P was designed to provide you with a better understanding of Applied Behavior Analysis, how your child can benefit and where/how you can seek ABA services.

6. Parent's Guide to Toilet Training

7,791 downloads

This tool kit from the AS-ATN/AIR-P provides caregivers tips to increase toileting success by teaching toileting skills, providing advice on preparing schedules and routines and promoting visual supports.

7. Individualized Education Program: Summary, Guide and Practical Tips

7,182 downloads

This helpful guide was created to help families understand the IEP process. It contains an IEP timeline and clearly lays out the steps to take throughout the IEP process. The guide also includes lots of tips, resources and answers to FAQs.

8. 100 Day Kit for Newly Diagnosed Families of School Age Children

6,195 downloads

This tool kit was created specifically for families of children between the ages of 5 and 13 to make the best possible use of the 100 days following their child's diagnosis of autism.

9. Medication Decision Aid

4,402 downloads

Though many individuals with autism may benefit from medications that ease challenging behaviors, families often struggle with making the decision of whether medication use is right for their child. This tool kit from the AS-ATN/AIR-P was created to help with that decision.

10. Community-based Skills Assessment

4,134 downloads

This assessment of community living skills was designed to help parents and professionals assess the current skill levels and abilities of individuals with autism beginning at age 12 and continuing into adulthood in order to develop a comprehensive plan.

Find a list of all Autism Speaks Tool Kits here!

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