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Autism Research KDADS Links Signs of Autism Newly Diagnosed
Intro to Autism Family & Autism Materials & Tools Schools & IEP's
Autism Links Family Resources Related Resources

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Links

Kansas Governor’s Commission on Autism
The Governor's Commission on Autism advises and makes recommendations to the Office of the Governor in regard to matters related to Autism, a family with a child with Autism, and service providers. The Commission consists of 15 members appointed by the Governor.

Disability and Behavioral Health Services
Summary of Autism Services, Application, Policy & Procedure Manual, Autism Service Providers, etc.

Overview HCBS Services
Overview of Medicaid Home & Community Based Services Waivers

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Think your child might have an Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Signs and Symptoms

Easter Seals and Autism: Could My Child Have Autism?

First Signs

Learn the Signs: Act Early from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Learn the Signs of Autism: Red Flags for Autism and Developmental Milestones by Age

Mayo Clinic-Autism Symptoms

National Autism Association

Rethink Autism

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Understanding Your Child’s New Diagnosis

A Guide for Families New to the Autism Diagnosis-National Autism Association
Hope Brochure from the National Autism Association-A Guide for Families New to the Autism Diagnosis

First 100 Days Kit from Autism Speaks-A Tool Kit to Assist Families in Getting the Critical Information They Need in the First 100 Days After an Autism Diagnosis
An online resource including sections on: About Autism, You, Your Family & Autism, Getting Your Child Services, Treating Autism, Making it Happen, Action Plan for the Next 100 Days, Autism Safety Kit, Useful Forms, and Resources

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Family Resources

Interactive Collaborative Autism Network (ICAN)

Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support Family Resources

NICHY A Parent’s Guide: Finding Help for Young Children with Disabilities (Birth-5)

PBS and Autism from the Association for Positive Behavior Support

Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism

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Introduction to Autism


  • Online instructional modules on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Topics include characteristics, assessment, and academic, behavioral, communication, environment, sensory, and social interventions from the Interactive Collaborative Autism Network (ICAN).

    National Institute of Mental Health-Autism Overview Commonly asked questions regarding Autism from the National Institute of Mental Health

    National Institute of Mental Health- Autism Spectrum Disorders
    What is Autism Spectrum Disorder’s & Pervasive Developmental Disorder from the National Institutes of Health-The National Institute of Mental Health.

    BabyZone-A Basic Guide to Well-Known Autism Therapies
    A Basic Guide to Well-Known Autism Therapies & Interventions to consider for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder’s from BabyZone.

    Autism Society of America-Characteristics of Autism
    Defining Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Learn the Signs, Related Disorders, and Facts & Statistics from the Autism Society of America.

    Autism Speaks-What is Autism? An Overview
    Autism Spectrum Disorders Overview from the Center for Disease Control

    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Autism Fact Sheet

    NICHCY: Autism Spectrum Disorders Fact Sheet

Where to get Diagnosed

  • Autism Speaks Where to Get Diagnosed in Kansas
    Lists locations in Kansas to contact to have a developmental evaluation from Autism Speaks.

Resources in the State of Kansas

  • Autism Link-Kansas Resources
    Links to resources in the state of Kansas in areas such as early intervention, education, etc. from Autism Link.

    NICHY State Specific Information-KS

Autism Spectrum Information

    Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)

  • Center for Autism and Related Disabilities PDD-NOS Fact Sheet

    Nemours Foundation Kids Health for Parents

    Asperger Syndrome

  • ASPEN-ASPerger Syndrome Education Network

    Medline Plus Asperger’s Syndrome

    Autism Society of America What’s Unique about Asperger’s Disorder

    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes

    Nemours Foundation Kids Health for Parents

Data-based Interventions vs. Alternative Strategies

  • Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice Briefs for Families on Evidenced-Based Practices

    Council for Exceptional Children Evidenced-Based Pratice—Wanted, Needed, and Hard to Get

    CT Families for Effective Autism Treatment

    Life Journey Through Autism: A Parent’s Guide to Research

    An Introduction to Data-Based Decision Making

    Research and Training Center on Early Childhood Development

DSM-IV Criteria for Autism, Asperger’s, and PDD-NOS

  • Diagnostic Criteria

    Steps in Diagnosis

  • Autism Resources: Assessment Procedures

    Assessment Processes for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Purpose and Procedures

    ASD Specific Developmental Screening

  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention Developmental Screening

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention Facts about Developmental Screening Tools

    Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT)

    Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (MCHAT)

    Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS)

    Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ)

    Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation

  • Gilliam Autism Rating Scale(GARS-2)

    Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)

    Autism Diagnostic Interview, Revised (ADI-R)

Choosing Professionals

  • Center for Autism and Related Disabilities-Choosing Professionals & Coordinating Services Fact Sheet

    Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Association for Behavior Analysis: Consumer Guidelines for Identifying, Selecting, and Evaluating Behavior Analysts Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Our Family Life & Autism

  • Siblings Perspectives: Some Guidelines for Parents

    Autism Society of America-Sibling Issues

    Autism Center-Tips for Daily Family Life

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention-Kids Quest

    Families from Beach Center on Disability

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Autism Related Resources


  • Therapy and Treatment Information for Autism Families

    Autism Speaks Treatment for Autism

    NICHY Overview of Early Intervention

    Autism Society-Treatment Options

    Positive Behavior Support (PBS)

  • Center for Autism and Related Disabilities PBS Fact Sheet

    Special Connections An Introduction to Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) Planning

    PBS Glossary

    Positive Behavior Support at Home and in the School Family Involvement in Functional Assessment

    Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

  • The Lovaas Institute

    Autism Speaks: What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

    Verbal Behavior

  • Verbal Behavior Institute

  • Mark Sundberg on Verbal Behavior


  • Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH)

    Preschool Fun-TEACCH Tasks

    The Southern California Autism Training Collaborative Website- Structured Teaching Work Job Projects


  • The Floortime Foundation

    Stanley Greenspan


  • Relationship Development Intervention

Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Speech Therapy

  • Speech for Kids Speech Therapy for Children

    American Speech-Language Hearing Association Autism: Benefits of Speech-Language Pathology

    SpeechTx Autism and AugCom

    Speaking of

    Occupational Therapy

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

    WebMD Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Autism

    Music Therapy

  • American Music Therapy Association

    Sensory Integration Therapy

  • Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation


  • WebMD Benefits of Speech Therapy for Autism

    Speech TX-Autism and AugCom

    Pyramid Educational Consultants PECS

  • Pyramid Educational Consultants


    Healing Thresholds Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

    Visual Supports for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Kansas Autism Spectrum Disorders-Visual Tasks

    Kansas Autism Spectrum Disorders-Visual Supports

    Use Visual

    Council for Exceptional Children Learning Through Seeing and Doing: Visual Supports for Children with Autism

    Special Education Technology-Picture Resource

    Speaking of Exchange

    Boardmaker Share

    English Visual Images

    Sclera-Pictogram’s, Visualizations, and Education

    Practical Autism Resources-Free Printables

    eSpecial Needs-Flashcards and Visual Supports

    BBB Autism Support Network-Visual Supports: Helping Your Child Understand and Communicate

    Social Stories for Learning

  • A variety of sample scripted stories for social situations and emotional skills. It also includes tools for developing behavior support plans from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

    Kansas Autism Spectrum Disorders –Contributed Social Stories and Power Cards

    Model Me Kids

    Understanding the Hidden Curriculum: An Essential Social Skill for Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome

    The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding

    Joes Schedule-Social Stories

    Kids Can Dream Autism Website-Social Stories List

    Sandbox Learning Educational Tools-Success Stories

    Healing Thresholds-Social Stories Therapy for Children with Autism

    Autism Spectrum Disorders Fact Sheet-Social Stories

    Autism Inspiration-Social Stories/Scripts

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Schools & Individual Education Plans (IEP's)

  • Tips for Parents: Incorporating Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) in the IEP

    PACER Center Champions for Children with Disabilities

    Kansas Parent Information Research Center

    Autism Society of America-Education

    Autism Speaks-Your Child’s Rights

    WebMD-Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for Autism

    Autism Speaks-Developing a Great IEP


Resources for Teachers

  • Talking to Parents About Autism action kit from Autism Speaks

    National Education Association (NEA) Puzzle of Autism (Educators)

    Organization for Autism Research-Life’s Journey Through Autism: An Educator’s Guide

    Autism Speaks-School & Community Tool Kit

    Enhancing IEPs/IFSPs from Kansas Inservice Training System

    Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism

    Sites for Autistic Support Teachers

    Supporting Students with Autism: 10 Ideas for Inclusive Classrooms

    Autism Research Institute-Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism

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Autism Supplies & Books


    Ellen Notbohm- Author of “10 Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew” and “10 Things Every Student With Autism Wishes You Knew”

    Natural Learning Concepts

    Autism Asperger Publishing Company

    Different Roads to Learning

    Beyond Play Early Intervention



    Southpaw Enterprises

    AutismWeb: Materials for Autism Teaching Programs-ABA, VB, and more

    Future Horizons

Miscellaneous Links

  • Autism Today-Latest News and Resources

    Autism Risk and Safety Management

    Do 2 Learn

    Beyond Autism

    Dan Marino Childnett.TV

    Help Autism Now Physician’s Handbook

    Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism

    Science Daily-Autism

    The Kansas Coalition for Autism Legislation

    ZAC Browser-Zone for Autistic Children

    Mariposa School for Children with Autism-Learning Materials

    Hiyah Free Software-Program Materials

    Tracking Sheets and Resources for The ABLLS

    Practical Autism Resources-Free Printables

    Positively Autism- Free Resources, Lesson Plans, Teaching Materials, and more!

    Autism Games: Game Collections

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Related Resources

  • Best of the Web – Autism Spectrum

    Kansas Resources from Autism Speaks

    Donna William’s Website

    Temple Grandin’s Website

    Autism Internet Modules

    Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center



    Autism Diagnostic Interview, Revised (ADI-R)

    Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)

    Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System (AEPS)

    Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS)

    Gilliam Asperger’s Disorder Scale (GADS)

    Psychoeducational Profile: Third Edition (PEP-3)

    Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS)

    The University of the State of New York-Autism Program Quality Indicators

    Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales

Autism Support Groups & Societies

  • Autism Society of America

    National Autism Association

    Autism Society of the Heartland

    Eudora KS Autism Community Education and Support

    Autism Speaks Kansas Support Groups

Autism Publications

  • Autism Inspiration

    Autism-Asperger‘s Digest Magazine

    Exceptional Parent Magazine

    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Spanish Resources

  • Instituto Nacional de Salud Infantil y Desarrollo Humano

    Spanish Language Resources

    Autism Society of America

    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: El Síndrome de Asperger

    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Autismo

    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

    NICHCY: El Espectro del Autismo

    Autism Society of America: Informacion General Sobre El Autismo

    Organization for Autism Resources: Life Journey Through Autism Series (Spanish Links)

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: Una Breva Introduccion al Autismo: Lo Que Sabemos

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