Helpful Roadmaps and Tool Kits: Childhood

The growth and development that happens in childhood creates the foundation for the rest of a person's life. That's why it is critical that your child with autism is getting the best support possible tailored to their unique needs. Here are some resources to help direct you as you advocate for your child and guide them through their early years. 

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First Concerns to Action Roadmap 

If you have concerns about your child’s development, early intervention is important. Learning the signs, examining your child’s developmental milestones, and getting an evaluation and treatment as early as possible can make a lifetime of difference. Download this Roadmap and follow the steps to get started finding the support and services you need. 


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School Community Tool Kit 

This Tool Kit provides helpful information about children with autism to promote understanding and acceptance at school. It includes tools and strategies to increase learning for all members of the school community, including information about the symptoms, challenges and unique abilities that accompany autism. It also includes information for educators to help them best support the needs of their autistic students. 


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Strategies to Improve Sleep in Children with Autism 

Many children with autism 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. The suggestions in this tool kit are based on both research and clinical experience of sleep experts. 


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