Behavior Toolbox

National Autism Center – National Standards Project

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The May Institute’s National Autism Center recently released Phase 2 of their National Standards Project which addresses evidence-based practice for ASD based on research from 2007-2012. Get the free summary, findings and full report here: http://www.nationalautismcenter.org/resources/

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Tips and Resources for Preventing Wandering

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Wandering is a serious issue for many families with children with autism and other disabilities. Check out this link for tips and resources to help keep your child safe! https://www.autismspeaks.org/wandering-resources

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Employment Toolkit

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Autism Speaks has a new Employment Tool Kit. Take a look! http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/employment

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7 Suggestions for Speech Development

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With new research suggesting that many nonverbal children with autism eventually develop speech, even after the age of 4 years, Autism Speaks published this list of 7 suggestions for facilitating speech development. Item 7 confirms what research has shown for years – that assistive devices can actually help foster speech development. This article also links

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Challenging Behaviors Toolkit

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Autism Speaks has published a toolkit for dealing with challenging behaviors.  The toolkit is available for download here: http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/challenging-behaviors-tool-kit

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Toolkit for Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

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Here is a toolkit from Autism Speaks about AS and HFA.  The toolkit includes explanations of the two diagnoses, ideas for school and information about transitioning into adulthood.  Here is the toolkit: http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/asperger-syndrome-and-high-functioning-autism-tool-kit

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Medication Decision Toolkit

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Deciding whether you should use medication to help treat your child’s behavioral challenges can be a daunting task.  This tool kit from Autism Speaks can help you to make the best decision for you and your child.  Here is the link: http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/resources-programs/autism-treatment-network/tools-you-can-use/medication-guide

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TACA Holiday Survival Guide

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Happy Halloween! Need gluten free, casein free, or soy free candy options? Check out this page: http://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/more-holiday-survival-tips/#anchor_candy

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School Community Toolkit from Autism Speaks

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Take a look at the free School Community Tool Kit from Autism Speaks. It was designed to help educate regular education teachers and school staff about how to best teach and support students with autism. Autism Speaks also has a Back to School Tips page on their website. http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/school-community-tool-kit

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Autism Speaks Applied Behavior Analysis Toolkit

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Autism Speaks has new, free tool kits for parents on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Behavioral Heath Treatments, and Toilet Training. Check them out!  Here is the link: http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/resources-programs/autism-treatment-network/atn-air-p-applied-behavior-analysis

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