What are the Different Kinds of Autism Resources?

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  • Written By: Patti Kate
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  • Last Modified Date: 07 October 2018
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Autism resources can be found in a variety of ways, including an Internet search. Researching online is not only a popular source, but it can provide a wealth of knowledge on various types of autism, including Asperger's Syndrome and adult autism. Other than online resources, the library is another way to gather information and assistance. The American Academy of Pediatrics also can be a vital resource, as can the advice from one's own pediatrician.

When searching online for resources to help with autism disorders, entering keywords can produce desired results in narrowing down articles or information. Keywords may include phrases such as childhood autism; adult autism; mild autism; or autistic behavior. Depending upon the autism resources that are needed, the Internet can provide almost anything the individual wishes to know.

Visiting a public library is another way to find autism resources. It is not untypical to find a myriad of books written on the topic. These books might include informational or self-help and diagnostic tools, or books written by individuals who have had personal experience in dealing with autism. In addition to books, the library may offer useful other tools such as information on a class or seminar in the local area. Pamphlets or other material on the topic sometimes can be found in a designated area of the library as well.


There may be information on autism resources that can be found by searching through a local phone book directory. Typically there are offices that council or advise individuals on resource techniques. Local childhood development and mental health agencies should be listed, and help could be a phone call away.

Additionally, there are foundations and non-profit organizations that provide useful autism resources. Many of these organizations offer support groups, informative material and guidance or advice. Research programs can offer valuable information as well.

Special diagnostic centers for parents who suspect their child may have an autism spectrum disorder can also provide resources. These centers, however, are designated to help detect autism spectrum disorders by conducting special tests. If autism is diagnosed, placement in a program can provide special educational and social training skills.

Schools can provide another valuable option for autism resources. Children may often find autism activities in a school setting after school hours. There are some daycare centers with special focus on autism awareness. Researching which centers offer the best activities may provide a practical solution for when caregivers are needed.



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