Resources for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a world wide phenomenon.  In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control estimated that 1 in 88 children had ASD. Currently the estimate is 1 in 68.
There are numerous resources for families and educators to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  Listed below, you will find websites, books, and strategies that may help learners, families and classrooms. Please email the Exceptional Student Services office if there are resources you know about to help all our students succeed.

Colorado Department of Education

A resource to teachers, administrators, and parents of students with exceptional educational needs due to disability, or learners who are culturally and/or linguistically diverse or have some other special need. Resources and training on all aspects of education and special needs in Colorado.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

OCALI: Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence

Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) serves families, educators, and professionals working with students with autism and low-incidence disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, and traumatic brain injuries.OCALI's mission is to build state- and system-wide capacity to improve outcomes through leadership, training and professional development, technical assistance, collaboration, and technology. OCALI sees connection and partnership with families as vital to the success of each individual at school and in the community.

How Does Your Engine Run:

Sensory Therapies and Research


Baker, J. (2008) No More Meltdowns. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc.

Buron, K.. Curtis, M. (2012) The Incredible 5 Point Scale: The Significantly Improved and Expanded Second Edition; Assisting Students in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling their Emotional Responses. Shawnee, Missouri:  AAPC Publishing.

Cardon, T. (2008) 10 Top Tips: A Survival Guide for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum.  Shawnee Mission, Kansas: AAPC Publishing.

Higashida, N. (2013) The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen Year Old Boy with Autism. New York: Random House. (translated from the 2007 Japanese version).

Kluth, P. (2010) You’re Going to Love This Kid: Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Kranowitz, Carol Stock (1998) The Out of Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction. New York, NY: Skylight Press (also The Out of Sync Child Has Fun)

McAfee, J (2002). Navigating the Social World: A Curriculum for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Related Disorders. Arlington, Texas: Future Horizons, Inc.

Myles, B.S., Trautuman, M.L., Schelevan, R.L. (2004). The Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations. AAPC Publishing.

Moyes, R. A. (2002). Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Children with High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Notbohm, E. (2005). Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew. Arlington, Texas: Future Horizons, Inc.