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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.

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Learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder

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.

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Autism Online Resources

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.

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Camp Connect ASD

Learn more about this overnight camp designed for children with high functioning autism.

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CASD Chat: Electronic Newsletter

Our monthly electronic newsletter provides a list of events, opportunities and helpful tips for families and service providers of children with ASD.

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Family Resources Notebook

The Family Resources Notebook is designed to be a resource for parents as they navigate the journey of raising a child with special needs.

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"Learn the Signs. Act Early" Program

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.

CASD Stakeholder Advisory Board

Stakeholder Advisory Board

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. 

Autism Visual Toolkit

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The Beyond the Spectrum team at Children's National provides resources for medical staff and parents to make tests and treatments easier for children with developmental disabilities.

View our Autism Visual Supports and Resources