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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Housing and Residential Supports Tool Kit - Autism Speaks

The search for housing and residential supports can be challenging for an autistic individual and their amily. This guide helps to make this often-complicated journey as simple and successful as possible by providing tools needed to make housing choices.

Autism & Suicide: Resources from American Association of Suicidology

Autistic people have significantly higher rates of suicidal thoughts, suicidal behaviors, and deaths by suicide than the general public. The American Association of Suicidology as developed autism specific resources to aid in supporting autistic people in crisis.

Warning Signs of Suicide for Autistic People

Warning Signs of Suicide for Autistic People is an autism-specific resource based on research findings and expert consensus. Misunderstanding a suicide warning sign in an autistic individual can have devastating consequences. Reacting and intervening without fully understanding what the autistic person is experiencing can be traumatic and lead to unintentional harm.This resource contains a proposed set of warning signs for autistic people.

6 Steps to Success for Teachers

This resource from the Organization for Autism Research outlines a simple, flexible six-step plan teachers can use to prepare for the inclusion of a children on the autism spectrum. 

Dental Toolkit from Autism Speaks

Oral health is a very important component of healthy daily living. But for some children with autism, oral health habits can be challenging. Autism Speaks provides this guide for families to help begin a lifetime of good oral care.