What patients and families need to know
Resources for Families
At Children’s National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s condition and care. In addition to any resources your provider may give you, our online resources can also support your ongoing treatment journey. View our parent resource booklet or other resources below as you navigate your child's health care journey.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects many areas of functioning. It is defined by difficulties with social communication and interaction skills, and the presence of restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior or interest. Learn more about this condition.
Danya International developed and evaluated a number of educational presentations for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and the caregivers, professionals and advocates who work with them.
Learn more about this overnight camp designed for children with high functioning autism.
Our monthly electronic newsletter provides a list of events, opportunities and helpful tips for families and service providers of children with ASD.
The Family Resources Notebook is designed to be a resource for parents as they navigate the journey of raising a child with special needs.
Learn more information about autism from our list of helpful websites.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “Learn the Signs. Act Early” 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.
Take a look at our compiled reading list of helpful books for children with autism and their parents.
Our stakeholder advisory board is comprised of parents of children or young adults who have received services through the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders clinical program or participated in our research projects.
The visual supports and resources offered by the Beyond the Spectrum team at Children's National Hospital help medical staff and parents to make procedures and treatments easier for children with communication, sensory or behavioral special needs.
Autism Visual Toolkit
The visual supports and resources offered by the Beyond the Spectrum team at Children's National Hospital help medical staff and parents to make procedures and treatments easier for children with communication, sensory or behavioral special needs.View our Autism Visual Supports and Resources