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- Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit - The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit is a manual for families that require the necessary information to manage and to cope (right word?) with a family member’s autism diagnosis. The/this (whichever you prefer) helpful tool kit, which was compiled in 2010, goes in-depth to provide accurate information on the different aspects of autism disorder. The main bullet points include: About Autism, You, Your Family & Autism, Getting Your Child Services, Treating Autism, and Making it Happen. The tool kit also includes charts, statistics, facts, a glossary, useful forms and general overall information about autism, making the Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit a viable resource for any family who has a relative diagnosed with any degree of autism disorder.
- A Rapid Assessment of Skills in Young Children with Autism - ASD treatment works best after an accurate assessment of the child’s skill sets are obtained. Research indicates that there is a strong correlation between starting the intervention process early and beneficial results. This 2004 study aims to determine the best way for skills to be assessed in children with autism, so that intervention can begin.
- Autism Speaks: Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Tool Kit - The Autism Speaks: Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Tool Kit is designed to assist families understand Asperger syndrome and help them to function on a week-by-week basis up to, and beyond, 100 days after the initial diagnosis. The 2010 manual is a designed to be a reference for immediate relatives of an individual recently diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome or a high functioning form of autism. The contents of The Autism Speaks: Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Tool Kit include: Symptoms and Causes, List of Strengths and Challenges, Executive Functioning and Theory of Mind, Diagnostic Overview, How are AS and HFA Different, You, Your Family and AS/HFA, Treatment and Interviews for AS/HFA, AS/HFA in the Classroom, and Transition into Adulthood. General information, such as a safety kit, useful forms, and a resource list are also included in this document.
- Assessment Day: Questions about the Communication Development of Your Young Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder - The purpose of this article is to let parents get a sneak peek into the type of questions that could possibly be asked during a communication assessment of their child with ASD. Some of the possible topics within the assessment include comprehension of language, expression of language, and play behavior.
- Assessment Processes for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Purpose and Procedures - This article describes the purpose and importance of the assessment process for diagnosing ASD. The article deals mainly with assessment procedures and the steps taken to evaluate if an individual has ASD.
- Developmental Screening - This fact sheet, endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), explains what a developmental screening is and why a developmental screening is important. The text describes the different milestones of development and who to contact if you believe your child has a developmental delay. The information presented in this article is available in English and Spanish.
- First Steps and the Journey to a Diagnosis of ASD for a Child under Three - This article is complete with mass amounts of information concerning early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. While some of this article is specified for First Steps, an early intervention program in Indiana, much of the article is useful to all providers and parents. The article includes two appendices that demonstrate “red flag” signs of autism and provide background on the diagnostic process for ASD.
- Getting Started: Introducing Your Child to His or Hear Diagnosis of Autism or Asperger Syndrome - Finding out that your child has been diagnosed with autism of Asperger Syndrome can be hard for a parent, but actually telling that child they have been diagnosed can be even harder. This article focuses on the who, what, why, when, and how of explaining the diagnosis of ASD to a child.
- How and Where to Obtain a Diagnosis/Assessment in Indiana - This document provides an up-to-date directory of where to obtain a diagnosis/assessment in Indiana for children with ASD. The directory provides information by county and is a valuable resource for Indiana families.
- Learning to live with autism- discovery and diagnosis - This document addresses some of the questions families may have regarding autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. The article describes what autism is, the early warning signs of autism, and the ways autism is diagnosed. The article also lists several resources about this topic.
- Learning to Live With Autism: Lessons Learned and Advice for Newly Diagnosed Families - This document provides 7 tips or pieces of advice for families with a child recently diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Some of the tips include cherish the good time, seek advice from parents or others who have family members with ASD, and do no isolate yourself or your family from the community.
- The Australian Scale for Asperger’s Syndrome - This assessment includes different questions designed to determine if a child has Asperger’s Syndrome. The categories include: Social and Emotional Abilities, Communication Skills, Cognitive Skills, Specific Interests, and Movement Skills. The assessment is designed for children in elementary school and the questions under each category are graded on a scale of 1-6.
- Asperger’s Syndrome and Pursuing Eligibility for Services: The Case of the “Perfect Misplacement” - This article was written by professionals at the Yale Child Study Center. This brief article discusses the various ways Asperger Syndrome can be misdiagnosed and the resulting consequences.
- A Parent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder - This guide was published by the National Institute of Mental Health. The most vital topics include how ASD is diagnosed, what are the treatment options, the importance of early intervention, and how to plan for school. This guide is essential for parents of child with some form of ASD.
- After the Diagnosis - This article is one in a series designed to guide parents through the difficulties of raising a child with ASD. This article covers what to do when your child is first diagnosed with ASD with regards to: where to get advice, where to turn to for financial support, and how to “change the system” to provide the best education possible for your child.
- Diagnostic Checklist for ASD - This is a comprehensive checklist for parents to fill out to evaluate a child on the autism spectrum. This questionnaire was developed to diagnose children with Kanner’s syndrome, otherwise known as ‘classic autism’. The checklist is in three parts asking to provide an evaluation of the child’s developmental skills, a family history, and an evaluation of effective interventions.