Autism Resource Library

Here, we share our own resources and some from national, state, and community organizations who support autistic individuals and their families. When possible, we provide links to third party resources. Please note, the Duke Center for Autism is not responsible for the content or security and privacy policies on third party websites. 

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LIFE STAGE

Young Child (0-4)   School-age (5-18)  Adult (18+)

I AM A/AN...

Autistic Adult Parent/Caregiver  Educator  Employer 

Healthcare Professional or Early Intervention Provider

"How to" Templates

These templates, created and offered by the HANDS in Autism Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center at Indiana University, can be used across settings to support individuals with a range of neurodiversities

Teaching Skills to Prepare for Back to School - Autism Society of NC

Going back to school after time off for the summer is an exciting, but often overwhelming time. You may begin to feel some nervousness about how your loved one will transition to a new schedule or even navigate a new environment. To help prepare for the new school year, the Autism Society of NC clinical staff gathered some strategies and tips.

What Science Tells Us About Autism Spectrum Disorder

From leading autism researchers, including Duke Center for Autism Director Geraldine Dawson, PhD, this accessible guide helps you put the latest advances to work for your unique child. Separating fact from fiction about causes, treatments, and prevention, the book guides you to make lifestyle choices that support the developing brain. Learn about the choices you have — and the steps you can take — to build a happier, healthier life for your child and family.

Siblings Guide to Autism

This guide will help provide sisters and brothers with a better understanding of autism, and arm you with tips, tools and real life stories to guide you as you support your family immediately after the diagnosis and beyond.

EDSM Online Caregiver-coaching Modules

In the caregiver-delivered version of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), caregivers are coached to use strategies during their everyday interactions with their children that have been shown to promote social interaction, communication and learning. Free, online caregiver coaching modules are now available. 

Back to School "To Do" List for Parents and Students

This is a "To Do" list, created by the Indiana University Hands In Autism Resource Center, that includes specific steps for parents and students to complete as they prepare for a new school year.

The IEP Toolkit

A strong Individualized Education Program (IEP) is an important part of ensuring your child’s success at school. Empowering parents to be their children’s best advocates is the guiding principle for this toolkit, created by the Autism Society of NC, which will walk you through the process.