Skip to main content Skip to header navigation

10 Autism resources for parents

In an effort to promote autism awareness, we’ve searched the internet and gathered the most useful resources on autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Autism resources for parents

1

Common questions

Question

This list of 10 common questions by Autism Society Canada (ASC) is a great place to start. It covers everything from what ASD is to the different types of treatments and interventions available.

2

Organizations

Question

Compiled by Health Canada, this comprehensive list of organizations includes Canadian and international organizations as well as links to government resources.

3

Treatment and
educational services

Question

The Society for Treatment of Autism (STA) is a charity based in Alberta that provides treatment and educational services as well as support for families, employers and teachers. The charity can also help you locate similar resources in your area if you don’t reside in Alberta.

4

Apps and games

Phone

This collection of top-rated games can help facilitate communication and improve functional skills, and there are also several apps that are accessible through major portable platforms, including iPad and Android.

5

Experts and professionals

Experts

This ASC listing includes links to specialists for screening, diagnosis and assessment, research centres and even law enforcement resources.

6

Videos

Camera

Access this Autism Canada Foundation video library of leading voices on autism, offering profound speeches that inspire and inform.

7

Top-rated
products

Cart

From a GPS tracker for your child to books and DVDs on ASD, these products have been rated by other consumers, so you can confidently pick and choose the items that best fit your needs.

8

Autism tool kits

Books

This compilation is a starter tool kit intended to help you focus your search for information. However, Autism Speaks has an impressive library of tool kits for parents, families, school communities and all the professionals your child is likely to interact with, like dentists and hairdressers.

9

Forums

Users

Tap into communities dedicated to dealing with autism:

10

Blogs

Blog

Read about others’ journeys and experiences.

Additional resources: Several key websites offer additional information and links to local resources. If you’ve come across any you think should be included on our list, please tell us in the comment box below.

More on autism

Autism warning signs
Coping with an autism diagnosis
Could a change in diet help your child’s autism?

Icon credits: Icon Moon (CC BY 3.0) / Photo credit: Beth Hanson, Autism Art Project

Leave a Comment

Comments are closed.