Autism Spectrum Disorder

On this resource page you’ll find links to websites and organizations offering helpful tips, guidance, and information about services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. These resources may also be helpful for educators looking for classroom activities and worksheets.

*Please note: listed products and websites do not represent an endorsement by the Watson Institute. The Watson Institute does not receive financial or other recognition from developing the suggested list below.

Autism Speaks – this site provides curricula, assessment tools, software, and other products for purchase in addition to resources for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Internet Modules – free interactive empirically-based training modules on Autism Spectrum Disorder topics

Visual Gallery – free visuals including: schedules, self-monitoring charts, behavior cue cards, etc.

Adapting for Autism – this site provides free items and items to order, specializing in adapting materials and providing visual supports across area/subjects including: file folder activities, behavior support visuals, money visuals, history and social studies, pre-writing, and adapted books.

Autism Love to Know – this site offers a variety of resources including worksheets on emotions, behavior, communication, social, and academics for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Organization for Autism Research – this site provides a forum for questions and answers on topics of interest in the Autism Spectrum Disorder arena for children and adults. Questions are often answered by individuals with Autism, sharing their experiences and advice.

The Autism Helper – free printables, information and materials in all areas including behavior, communication, academics, and seasonal topics. Training videos and videos demonstrating classroom set-ups are also available.

Indiana Resource Center for Autism – includes numerous visuals for home, school, behavior and emotions. Photos of worksystems, tasks, and schedules are available. Demonstration videos for visuals in the home are also available along with articles and resources.

Mind Reading Software – software to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder learn about emotions.

Sample Social Stories – Autism PDD sample social stories, many in story format or as one-page visuals

Very Well Health – article titled, “What Is Autism?” which provides an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder, it’s symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and coping.