Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Resources

Resource Guide for Parents & Families (in alphabetical order)Spectrum

Autism – An Introduction for Parents 2005: This booklet is for families who are new to autism. It has basic information about the disability, answers to frequently asked questions and a summary of help available from Oregon’s Department of Human Services (DHS). This booklet was written by a parent of a child with Autism.

Autism and Medications

Structure and Visual Strategies – Part 1: An Overview

Structure and Visual Strategies – Part 2: Guide to Structure & Visual Strategies Tool

Structure and Visual Strategies (SVS) Tool Form and Examples:

OTAC Autism Resource List -This list includes resources for the following:

  • Books and Movies
  • Sibling Resources
  • Developmental Stages/Puberty
  • Transitional/Educational
  • Social Stories
  • Sensory
  • Peer Groups
  • Camps
  • Parks
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Counseling/Mental Health/Speech/OT/PT
  • PCP Tools
  • Technology
  • Equipment
  • Community


Division TEACCH –

Understanding the Nature of Autism: A Guide to the Autism Spectrum Disorders, Second Edition, 2003, Jan Janzen, M.S.

David Pitonyak ‐

Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) ‐

NIMH: Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders) –

Parent Survival Manual: A Guide to Crisis Resolution in Autism and Related Developmental Disorders, 1995, Eric Schopler

Understanding the Nature of Autism: A Practical Guide, 1998, Janice E. Janzen

Autism: Understanding the Disorder, 1997, Gary B Mesibov, Lynn W. Adams, and Laura G. Klinger

Educating and Understanding Autistic Children, 1982, Robert L Koegel, Arnold Rincover, and Andrew L. Egel