Top Helpful Roadmaps and Tool Kits

Autism Speaks is committed to providing the autism community with resources to meet each person and family's unique needs throughout every stage of life. Here, you can view a few of our most frequently downloaded resources. 

Parent Support Tool Kit


A Parent's Guide to Autism 

If your child has recently been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, you have come to the right place. This guide is designed to support you and promote a positive future for your child and family during an often challenging time. You are not alone in this journey and this guide is a step toward finding the help you need to travel the road to optimal outcomes for you, your child and your family. 



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Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit 

Sometimes, people with autism display behaviors that are challenging to understand and address. This Tool Kit will provide you with strategies and resources to address these behaviors and help support you during difficult situations. You will learn about the common behavioral challenges, options for therapy and behavioral supports, strategies to navigate a crisis situation and more. 


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Visual Supports and Autism 

Visual supports can be a very effective way for children and adults with autism to communicate. This Tool Kit provides a step-by-step, easy-to-understand introduction to visual supports and the ways that parents and other caregivers can begin using them. The kit includes an overview of visual supports; practical examples to integrate them into your daily routines; and actual visual supports to print, cut out and use. 


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