I have found that, when I have a client who has been diagnosed with Autism, the family members and client are not always given the psychoeducation they need. I spent some time finding some resources on Autism.
Autism Speaks (Website and Hotline, English and Spanish): www.autismspeaks.org This site provides a lot of information on Autism, in English and Spanish, though less information is in Spanish. I highly recommend scrolling through to identify specific PDFs that may be helpful. Also, they have an Autism Response Team that does things like give information about resources and explain signs of Autism (click here for more information) English line: 1-888-288-4762. Spanish Line: 1-888-772-9050
All Autism Talk (Podcast, English): This podcast talks about recent research, helpful organizations, and general information on Autism.
Organization for Autism Research (Website, English and Spanish): ResearchAutism.org > How We Help > Resources OR Families. This site also provides various resources including activity books for kids and information for families and educators.
Autism Society (Website, English): www.autism-society.org This site provides a free (read-only, no audio or video) Autism training called Autism 101 in English (click here for Autism 101). There is also information under Que Es Autismo for Spanish-speaking families.
I also recommend that professionals review my 7 Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Videos article. There are videos for how to help families learn about Autism AND videos that can be shared with families. 🙂
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