Information by Topic

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. To help with your search for support, we have organized our resources, information, expert advice and personal stories by category.

Financial Planning | Safety | School | Technology
Health and Wellness | Behavioral Challenges | Medical Resources | Transition to Adulthood
Adults | Family Support | Community Life | Miscellaneous

Special Needs Financial Planning

Resources to help you and your family plan for the future.
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This comprehensive guide covers all of the critical topics related to planning for the future.
Learn more and organize your plans with this helpful app.
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A list of resources available to help people looking for financial support.


Resources to help keep you and your family safe.
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The importance of life skills to promote safety outside the home.
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Strategies to keep your family safe when at home.
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Tools to help you develop a multifaceted safety plan.

School Resources

Support you need to give your child the best possible education.
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Make sure your child's IEP is as effective as possible.
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Increase understanding and acceptance at your child's school.
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Advocate for your child every step of the way.


Resources to teach you how to use technology most effectively.
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Follow this roadmap to learn how to use assistive technology devices for communication.
Advice from experts on making the best use of technology.
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Learn how to use these devices as behavioral aids

Health and Wellness

Resources to promote a healthier lifestyle for you and your family.
Strategies to improve sleep in people with autism.
Ideas to help improve physical fitness.
Help with feeding and other eating-related challenges.

Behavior Challenges

Resources to help prevent and improve difficult behaviors.
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Strategies to support you during difficult situations.
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Information about behavioral treatments at home and in a professional setting.
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An overview of ABA, its effectiveness and how to access it

Medical Resources

Resources to assist people with autism and additional medical needs.
Medication Decision Aid
Learn more about medication and decide if it is right for you.
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Strategies to relieve constipation in children with autism.
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Help your child prepare for an electroencephalogram.

Transition to Adulthood

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This will help guide you on the journey from adolescence to adulthood.
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The CSA helps parents and professionals assess the current skill levels and abilities of students with autism beginning at age 12.
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Our Transition Roadmaps to Employment, Housing and Post-Secondary Education offer step-by-step guidance to help autistic teens plan for and reach their goals for adulthood.


Resources to help navigate adulthood with autism
Tips and tools as you search for a job that is right for you
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Resources to help with the search for housing
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Written by autistic adults for autistic adults

Family support

Resources to support family members of people with autism.
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A tool to support parents after their child is diagnosed with autism.
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Information and helpful strategies for grandparents in the early days and beyond.
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A helpful tool for brothers and sisters of children with autism.

Support in the Community

Resources to help support community integration.
Information about the importance of recreation activities.
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Tools to help you and your family overcome travel challenges.
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Strategies to make dining at a restaurant a success.


A mix of other helpful resources.
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Help your child prepare for a haircut.
Information for before, after and during natural disasters.
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Resources to help support you or your child while experiencing grief

Need personalized support?

Our Autism Response Team (ART) is specially trained to connect people with autism, their families, and caretakers to information, tools, and resources.

Contact ART