Autism Resources

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NEW Autism AS360 website

We provide resources that help autistic people and their families, caregivers and providers navigate ASD services and be part of an online community with other autistic people and their families.

NEW Parents Guide for Children with Autism Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can make navigating a child’s healthcare needs complicated. Our guide, written specifically with insight from nurses, covers essential medical knowledge for parents and caregivers of children with ASD, including:
  • A guide for managing the diagnosis process
  • How to recognize early signs of autism in children
  • Autism-specific mental and physical healthcare needs
  • Strategies for avoiding overstimulation and anxiety at doctor appointments
  • Tips on how to advocate for your child in healthcare

Line lectures: 2022 Lectures (main link)



View Past Lectures

Live-streamed sessions are recorded and can be viewed following the livestream. View past lectures from 2017 – 2021 below or view all past Conversations About Autism sessions on the Conversations About Autism Series YouTube Playlist.



2021 Series



2020 Series


2019 lectures

2018 lectures


On-Line lectures: 2017 Lectures


Online lectures: 2016 Lectures

You can view all Autism 200 Series lectures from the past two years on the Autism 200 Series playlist.



Additional Autism resources:

For additional resources, visit the Autism Center Resources page or The Autism Blog, authored by Seattle Children’s Autism Center. The world of autism spectrum disorders is constantly changing and we at Seattle Children’s Autism Center are eager to share with parents and caregivers what we continue to learn. The Autism Blog is designed to be a resource on autism as well as to give you an opportunity to comment on our posts and engage with our experts.



ADDM – The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network

The ADDM Network is the only collaborative network to track the number and characteristics of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in multiple communities in the United States.



ADDM Autism Report – 2021 Community Report on Autism Español (Spanish)


Article from the Centralia Chronicle 4/10/12: “Coping With Autism”

Article in the Chronicle dated April 10, 2012 interviews Amber White, Parent to Parent Coordinator (Lewis County) and mother of Ricky who was diagnosed with autism and sensory integration syndrome at age 2.



Association for Children with Down Syndrome (ACDS)

ACDS programs deliver on our mission statement – to serve individuals with developmental disabilities throughout their lifetime. Our programs encompass three broad age categories: Early childhood and preschool years, 5 years plus, and adult years.



Autism Fact Sheet Tagalog

Information in Tagalog Language



Autism Internet Modules (AIM)

AIM is designed to provide high-quality information and professional development for anyone who supports, instructs, works with, or lives with someone with autism.



Autism Project – WA Department of Health

Autism Spectrum Disorders are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant challenges in communication, behavior and social interactions. Typically appearing within the first three years of life, autism affects each individual differently. Early screening, diagnosis, and services are essential to get the best results for children with autism.



Autism Research at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

ASD is a complex developmental disorder that affects how a person behaves, interacts with others, communicates, and learns. NICHD is one of many federal agencies and NIH Institutes working to understand ASD. NICHD supports and conducts research on what causes autism, how best to detect signs of autism, how best to treat autism and its symptoms, and other topics.



Autism Society of America

The Autism Society’s on-line resource database, Autism Source™, and National Contact Center (800-3-AUTISM) provide information and service referrals to thousands of people each year.



Autism Society of Washington State

The vision of the Autism Society of Washington is that every person with autism has the opportunity to achieve his/her fullest potential and be fully included in communities across Washington State.



Autism Speaks: Autism & Your Family

How will I deal with this diagnosis?

It’s not easy to hear the news that your child has autism, and realize that your life will be utterly different than you had expected it to be. Daily life with a special-needs child presents many unique challenges.


How do you come to terms with the fact that your child has autism? How do you cope once you get over the initial shock? We aim to help you by providing regular features on topics ranging from how autism affects your family to day-to-day survival strategies.

You are never prepared for a diagnosis of autism. It is likely that you will experience a range of emotions.


It is painful to love so much, to want something so much, and not quite get it. You want your child to get better so much you may feel some of the stages commonly associated with grieving.


You may “revisit” these feelings from time to time in the future. Part of moving forward, is dealing with your own needs and emotions along the way. (For the rest of the story…)



Autism Speaks: School Community Tool Kit

This kit provides helpful information about students with autism to promote understanding and acceptance at school. It includes tools and strategies to increase learning for all members of the school community.



Autism Spectrum Coalition Connection

Provide resources for individuals, family members or medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder / Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS) wanting to learn more 


Autism Task Force Guidebook

FEAT of Washington (Families for Effective Autism Treatment-Facebook)

Interactive Collaborative Autism Network (ICAN)


My Next Steps: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Autism – UW Autism Center



The Neurodevelopmental Centers of Washington (PDF) are a group of 19 community non-profit and hospital-based agencies who provide therapy and related services to young children with neuromuscular or developmental disorders. The centers are located across the state, each one meeting needs specific to its community.


OSPI Publications

The Special Education Resource Library is intended to provide guidance and professional development resources on behalf of students with disabilities.


In an ideal world, any child who has a passion for science and the will to pursue it would be able to do so. But for countless children with autism, opportunities to explore such interests are often frustratingly few and far between. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 17 percent of children between the ages of 3 and 17 have one or more developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Past research indicates that many of these children gravitate toward science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) once exposed to the disciplines. One such study found that over a third of young adults with an autism spectrum disorder (34.1 percent) chose a STEM major in college. This rate is significantly higher than that of the general student population (22.8 percent). (For the rest of the story…)


Resources in Washington State –
English, Spanish and Vietnamese (from Informing Families) Strategies to Support Real Lives: Connecting to Resources in WA State

Safety Online: A Guide for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder 
People with autism spectrum disorder are at higher risk for cyberbullying and internet addiction, but there are also many benefits to internet use.


Teaching Students with Autism: A Guide for Educators (National Education Association-NEA)

This guide helps K-12 educators create a great school experience for students with autism with tips to capitalize on students’ strengths, strategies to address their challenges, and resources for providing individualized support. (For the rest of the story…)


Autism and School: When to Start (Autism Speaks article)

September 5, 2018


The post below is from school psychologist Dr. Peter Faustino, New York Delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and member of the Autism Speaks Family Services Committee. Dr. Faustino co-founded the Student Clubs for Autism Speaks at Fox Lane Middle School, which helps further the mission of Autism Speaks through education, awareness, friendship and fundraising.

The transition back to school can be a challenging experience at times for our families. What are some of the biggest obstacles you’ve seen families face when the first day of school arrives? (For the rest of the story…)


University of Washington Autism Center


UW Autism Center Early Start Denver Model Workshop (ESDM)


Wings for Autism (National Arc)


Wings for Autism (King County)

Wings for Autism is one of The Arc’s newest national initiatives. It is an airport “rehearsal” specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families, and aviation professionals.