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My Next Steps: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Autism
A video presentation from the UW Autism Center to help parents navigate the first steps after an autism diagnosis.

Autism Speaks
The world's largest autism science and advocacy organization.

Autism Speaks - First 100 Days Kit (pdf)
Downloadable information for families during the first 100 days after an autism diagnosis.

Autism Speaks Video Glossary (free login account required)
Web-based training tool for parents and professionals.

CDC - Track Your Child's Developmental Milestones (pdf)
Your child's early development is a journey. Use this map of milestones to know what to look for along the way. For parents of children from birth to 4 years

CDC - Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.

CDC - ASD Fact Sheet (pdf, English & Spanish)
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities caused by a problem with the brain.

CDC - Asperger Syndrome Fact Sheet (pdf, English & Spanish)
Asperger syndrome is one of the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Although symptoms are present early in life, Asperger syndrome is usually diagnosed when a child is school aged.

Autism Internet Modules
Presented by the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence. Web-based training modules for people working with individuals with ASD (logon required to view the modules).

The Educational Aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorders (pdf)
A publication of the Washington State offices of Special Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction. Information about the educational aspects of ASD. Assists IEP teams in the development of research-based educational programs for children and youth who qualify for special education services under the autism disability category.