General Autism Information

Online Magazine

Introduction to Autism Video 

How to Find Free Autism Training

VA Training Website

Books for Families and Schools

Yale University Free Autism Course

Autism Identification

Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network- ASD 101 Webinar

AdvancedTrainingSolutions.com- ASD

AdvancedTrainingSolutions.com- Autism Diagnosis

Autism Society of America- Autism 101 Free Online Course 

Classroom Supports

Photos and Ideas for Autism Classrooms 

TeachersPayTeachers-Autism Classroom Store 

Thompson Center for Autism- 5 training modules

AutismClassroom.com Podcast- The Effective Autism Classroom (Part 1- Introduction)

AutismClassroom.com Podcast- The Effective Autism Classroom (Part 2- Schedules)

The TEACCH Approach- Structured Teaching

How to Set Up a Classroom for Students with Autism

 

Visual Supports

CARD at USFD

Using Visuals to Teach Autistic Students- Video

OCALI Ohio Video- First,Then, Matching Schedules

Behavior Support

National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders- Reinforcement

Beginning Steps to Working with Challenging Behaviors

PositivelyAutism.com- ABA Tutorial

Real Look Autism- Anxiety in School

Sensory Supports

Spalding University Free Training- Sensory Processing

Aspergers Society Video- Sensory Issues Solutions

Sensory Processing Disorder University- 101 Videos

Apps, Lessons, Common Core

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Communication

National Professional Development Center on Autism- Functional Communication Training

Autism Internet Module on Language and Communication

Family Supports

Autism Speaks Family Service Grants 

National Professional Development Center on Autism - Parent-Implemented Interventions

UC Davis Mind Intitute Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabiltities- Autism Distance Education Parent Training #1

UC Davis Mind Intitute Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabiltities- Autism Distance Education Parent Training #2

ADEPT Entrenamiento en Autismo pars Padres. Educacion a la Distancia) Aprendizaje Interactivo Version en Espanol #1

ADEPT Entrenamiento en Autismo pars Padres. Educacion a la Distancia) Aprendizaje Interactivo Version en Espanol #2

PAautism.org- Autism Training Page

Real Look Autism- Grocery Store Outing

 

 

Teacher as Leader Professional Development https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Autism-Classroom/Category/Teacher-Leader-149025

The links on this page discuss food allergies that some individuals with autism face.

 

Autism Nutrition and Dietary Network

 

Gluten Free/ Casein Free Diet Information and Books

 

Gluten Free Diet Information

 

Food Allergies and Autism

 

Information About “Leaky Gut” Syndrome

 

GlutenFreeFind.com

 

Links to the Current DSM-V Criteria Information

Autism Criteria 1

Autism Criteria 2

Former Definition Autism Diagnostic Criteria (from DSM-IV Manual)

(A) A total of six (or more) items from (1), (2), and (3), with at least two from (1), and one each from (2) and (3):

1.  Qualitative impairment in social interaction, as manifested by at least two of the following:

(a) marked impairment in the use of multiple nonverbal behaviors such as eye-to-eye gaze, facial expression, body postures, and gestures to regulate social interaction

(b) failure to develop peer relationships appropriate to developmental level

(c) a lack of spontaneous seeking to share enjoyment, interests, or achievements with other people (e.g., by a lack of showing, bringing, or pointing out objects of interest)

(d) lack of social or emotional reciprocity

2.  Qualitative impairments in communication as manifested by at least one of the following:

(a) delay in, or total lack of, the development of spoken language (not accompanied by an attempt to compensate through alternative modes of communication such as gestures or mime)

(b) in individuals with adequate speech, marked impairment in the ability to initiate or sustain a conversation with others

(c) stereotyped and repetitive use of language or idiosyncratic language

(d) lack of varied, spontaneous make-believe play or social imitative play appropriate to developmental level

3.  Restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities, as manifested by at least one of the following:

(a) encompassing preoccupation with one or more stereotyped patterns of interest that is abnormal either in intensity or focus

(b) apparently inflexible adherence to specific, nonfunctional routines or rituals

(c)stereotyped and repetitive motor mannerisms (e.g., hand or finger flapping or twisting, or complex whole-body movements)

(d) persistent preoccupation with parts of an object

 

(B) Delays or abnormal functioning in at least one of the following areas, with onset prior to age 3 years: (1) social interaction, (2) language as used in social communication, or (3) symbolic or imaginative  play.

(C) It is not better accounted for by Rett’s Disorder or Childhood Disintegrative Disorder.

 

 

DSM-IV