Early Intervention

Autism Indicators. Cover Image

CARD Autism Indicators

Signs to look for prior to 24 months. This is a small tri-fold business size card.

A Journey with Autism. Cover Image

A Journey with Autism

Booklet that gives a quick overview of the autism spectrum disorder, resources, and miscellaneous information.


A Journey with Autism. Cover Image

Autism Spectrum Disorder and The Faith Community








Useful Links

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The Office of the Administration for Children & Families Early Childhood Development

Autism Awareness and Acceptance in Early Childhood Education web page contains resources about ASD made specifically for early childhood providers. The web page includes ASD fact sheets, tips written for early childhood providers, and links to many other sites that offer free, high quality resources for families and provider.

CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.”

This program aims to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities so children and families can get the services and support they need.

Early Signs of Autism, Video Tutorial

To improve recognition of the early signs of ASD among pediatricians, parents, and early intervention providers, autism researcher Dr. Rebecca Landa of Kennedy Krieger Institute has developed a free 9-minute video tutorial on ASD behavioral signs in one-year-olds. The tutorial consists of 6 video clips comparing toddlers who show no signs of ASD to toddlers who show early signs of ASD. Each video is presented with voice-over explaining how the specific behaviors exhibited by the child, as they occur on screen, are either indicative of ASD or typical child development.

Early Steps (Florida)

Florida’s statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multi-disciplinary, interagency system to provide early intervention services and supports to infants and toddlers with disabilities and to their families.

First Signs, Inc.

A national non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents and professionals about the early warning signs of autism and related disorders. Site discusses early warning signs and screening tools.


FIRST WORDS® Project is a longitudinal research investigation in the Florida State University Autism Institute in the College of Medicine directed by Dr. Amy Wetherby. Our major goal is to identify early signs of developmental language disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and other communication delays in children from 9 to 24 months of age.

Through our research findings and resources provided on our website, we aim to improve screening tools and early detection of communication problems by maximizing the role of the family and to help families support their child’s development and access intervention services sooner.