Autism Resources

If your child has just been diagnosed along the autism spectrum, find the autism resources and tool kits to give your family support.

How One Mom Started an Autism School--and How You Can, Too

Tricia Hasbrook founded Victory Academy to give her son AJ, who has autism, a better, more integrated learning experience. Here, she offers tips for others who want to start their own school for students on the spectrum.

'Sesame Street' Masterfully Tackles the Subject of Autism in First Episode With New Character Julia

Julia is different, and wonderful, and so much more in her first appearance on Sesame Street.

Autism Signs: Your Month-by-Month Guide

Researchers now believe you can pick up signs of autism in a baby just under 4 months of age. Here are some signs that may indicate your baby should have a developmental evaluation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sensory-Friendly Events for Autism Awareness Month

Many businesses have exciting sensory-friendly events planned for April, during Autism Acceptance/Awareness Month.

Tips for Teaching Kids with Autism to Swim and How to Find Lessons Near You

Autistic kids can benefit tremendously from swimming lessons. Here, some practical tips on how to teach them to swim.

Chuck E. Cheese Offers Sensory Sensitive Sundays for Kids with Autism and Other Special Needs

Chuck E. Cheese is now offering a sensory-friendly play experience one Sunday a month in select locations.

Travel Tips for Children With Autism

Kids with autism thrive on set schedules, and vacations in new places far from home can cause discomfort and disrupt routines. With proper planning and organizing, you can help your child adjust so everyone in the family can travel together.

Sesame Street Introduces New Muppet With Autism

Due to popular demand, family-fav show Sesame Street has added an adorable new member of the gang, who happens to have autism.

Why Kids with Autism Stim--Helpful Advice from an Autistic Adult

Stimming behavior can seem mysterious, but it's easier to understand when explained by an adult who has autism.

Children with Autism: The Parents Perspective

Parents talk about the struggles and triumphs of raising children with Autism. Families work every day to overcome challenges such as communication problems, sensory issues, temper tantrums, and societys pressure on Autism children. Video courtesy of

What Is Autism?

One challenge in helping kids with the disorder is defining it, but there are three common symptoms. Watch this video from the Child Mind Institute.

What Happens When Kids With Sensory Processing Disorder Grow Up?

A new book focuses on how "out of sync" teens and young adults--and their caregivers--can cope with Sensory Processing Disorder.

New App Helps Kids with Special Needs Express Themselves via Emojis

Emojability is a free app made especially for kids with speicial needs.

What Is It Like to Have a Grown Child with Autism?

As a society, what are we doing to ensure that children diagnosed today will grow up to have a satisfying life? That's what one mom of a little boy with autism wants to know.

Understanding Autism: Sensory Issues

For people with Autism, one of the biggest setbacks can be sensory overload. Crowds, loud noises, and changes can all cause confusion or upset a child with sensory sensitivity. Video courtesy of

We LOVE Sesame Workshop's Incredible New Autism Initiative!

Sesame Street has introduced a new Muppet named Julia, who has autism, as part of its new initiative to spread acceptance of those on the spectrum.

How an Amazing Nonprofit Is Helping Refugee Families Affected by Autism

A Global Voice for Autism helps autistic kids and their families in underserved, conflict-affected areas.

Understanding Autism: Developing Social Skills

Children with autism typically have problems developing a social skill set and friendships and often enjoy isolation. One ABA Behavioral-based social skills group uses positive reinforcements and corrective feedback to help young kids develop necessary "learning to learn"y behaviors that will impact their futures. Video courtesy of

Autism: Online Resource Guide

Want to learn more about autism symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment? Here are online resources that have been carefully evaluated for by a team of academic professionals from Tufts University in Medford, MA