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Parents of typically developing children as well as parents of
children on the autism spectrum were asked to review resources on
development, vaccinations, and autism. Parents then provided
extensive feedback on the resources, if they considered the
information helpful, and if they would like similar information to
be readily available at their pediatrician's offices. All of
the families found the following information to be very helpful and
we hope you will also find this information helpful. The
following links include information for parents as well as
professionals regarding early warning signs of autism, developmental
surveillance and vaccination information.
What is Autism?-What are autism spectrum disorders and what are the
symptoms? This site provides a brief description of autism spectrum
disorders and early warning signs of social, communication and behavioral
Is your one-year-old communicating with you?- The full brochure is available
with the purchase of the toolkit, but this excerpt details information about
signs of a language delay and the steps your pediatrician may take if a language
delay is suspected. Parents who reviewed these materials were given the
entire brochure and found this information to be very informative and useful.
Click here to purchase brochures.
Caring for Children
with Autism Spectrum Disorders:
A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians-This
site details the resource toolkit available for clinicians. The toolkit can
help professionals with identification and continued management of children with
autism spectrum disorders. The toolkit is divided into areas that contain an
introduction, identification, referrals, physician fact sheets and family
Vaccine Resources-Parents reported that they would have liked to
have received this information at the time of their child's vaccine.
Parents found this information to be more informative, reader friendly and
comprehensive than the information that was provided at the pediatrician's
is a list of facts for both parents and
professionals in relation to steps to follow when you have concerns
about a child’s development. These steps may help parents not only
with identification but also with follow-up action.
Centers for Disease Control-"Learn the Signs. Act Early" - This
toolkit provides information for early childhood educators and professionals.
It lists fun, outdoor activities to do with children who are 3 to 5 years of
age, contains information about monitoring/tracking developmental milestones,
and suggestions for talking to parents when you suspect that their child may
have a developmental delay.
Vaccine Safety parent handout-"Vaccine Safety -The Facts" provides an
overview of facts about childhood vaccines.