Informational Materials

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Books About Autism Spectrum Disorders for Young People

Check out these great books for young people who want to learn more about autism spectrum disorder

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Making friends is important to everyone

Learn some key things to make sure people with autism spectrum disorder are included in these important relationships that sustain us all throughout life.

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

This brochure gives an overview of the typical signs and symptoms of autism.

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I Have a Friend with Autism (For Kids)

This is a great pamphlet for children who share how to be friends.

Mental Health Issues

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Autism Spectrum Disorder & Mental Health Issues

A guidebook for mental health professionals.

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Autism and Mental Health Issues

A guidebook on mental health issues affecting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Asperger's Disorder

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What is Asperger's Disorder?

This brochure gives an overview of what Asperger’s Disorder is and the typical signs and symptoms.

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Asperger's Disorder, Information for Kids Only

This brochure is geared for children to learn facts about Asperger’s Disorder.

Useful Links

This page includes links to both internal (CARD) and external (non-CARD) websites. External links are selected and reviewed when the page is published. However, the CARD is not responsible for the content of external websites. The CARD website does not accept submissions or requests.

Autism-Tips of Interaction

Autism-Tips of Interaction is a brochure and video providing awareness on interacting with an individual with ASD. A guide to help people understand ‘that we are human and we do have feelings’. (Video)

Autism Speaks First 100 Days Kits

A series of comprehensive tools for families with a newly diagnosed family member..

Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

Activities include public policy advocacy, the development of autistic cultural activities, and leadership trainings for autistic self-advocates. They provide information about autism, disability rights, and systems change to the public through a number of different educational, cultural, and advocacy related projects.

Autism Society of America

The oldest autism organization in the United States and is a primary source for information about autism. You can find a state and local chapter near you through their web site.

Autism Navigator

Autism Navigator is a unique collection of web-based tools and courses developed to bridge the gap between science and community practice. We have integrated the most current research into a highly interactive web platform with extensive video footage to illustrate effective evidence-based practice. The video clips come from the unparalleled library of video footage from federally funded research projects at the Autism Institute at Florida State University

Baby Navigator

Providing resources and tools for families to celebrate and support their baby’s early learning and nurture the development of language and success in school… and in life.

Autism Speaks

Science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research and increasing awareness.

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

Source of up-to-date information on diagnosis, research, treatments and data, such as prevalence.

JAN Job Accommodation Network

JAN’s mission is to help people with disabilities enhance their employability and to show employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

Maternal & Child Health Library at Georgetown University Autism Spectrum Disorders Knowledge Path

Offers a selection of current, high-quality resources about ASD identification and intervention; resources about biomedical research into the causes of ASD; resources that address the communication, education, and vocational challenges of autism; and resources about autism's impact on family life. Separate sections identify resources about autism and environmental health research as well as those that address concerns about vaccines. This knowledge path for health professionals, educators, researchers, policymakers, and families is updated periodically.

National Autism Center

Source of the National Standards Report on evidence-based interventions for autism spectrum disorders.

National Autism Resources

Provides information, links, books, games, toys, and therapy products for people on the spectrum.


An online resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder/ Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS).

Science Daily

Autism News source that tracks the latest research reports and summarizes them in a user-friendly manner.

Yale University Child Study Center

Offers online college course in autism and related disorders with both a credit and non-credit audit option.