Autism

2021 Community Report on Autism
This report highlights the ADDM Network’s most recent findings on ASD in 8-year-old and 4-yearold children. Data reported on 8-year-old children gives a comprehensive picture of the number and characteristics of children identified with ASD, while data reported on 4-year-old children identifies progress in the early identification of ASD.
Publication Date: December 2021
Publisher: Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network

A Snapshot of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Arizona
This infographic shows findings from the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Surveillance Program to help understand more about the number of children with autism spectrum disorder, the characteristics of those children, and the age at which they are first evaluated and diagnosed.
Publication Date: 2018
Publisher: Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network

A Teacher’s Brief Guide to Teaching Students with High-Functioning Autism
Learn more about talents and challenges in children with high-functioning autism. Get tips on how to make your classroom welcoming and supportive, including lots of ideas for creating physical and instructional supports, and how to use specific interests to jumpstart learning adventures with other subjects.
Author: Susan Moreno
Publication Date: 2018
Publisher: Indiana Resource Center for Autism

Arizona Department of Education AT Short Term Loan Library
Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services works in partnership with Northern Arizona University Institute for Human Development Arizona Technology Access Program to make available at no cost, a wide variety of assistive technology devices, equipment, software and professional development materials to school personnel to improve access to assistive technology.
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Autism Factsheet (for Schools)
This factsheet provides information on what teachers should know about students with autism and how to support their learning in the classroom.
Publication Date: March 2021
Publisher: KidsHealth

Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
This report identifies approaches that support autistic children and youth in being more independent and realizing outcomes that support their success. Programs can select practices that focus on specific learning goals, while building on identified strengths.
Authors: Jessica Steinbrenner, Kara Hume, Samuel Odom, Kristi Morin, Sallie Nowell, Brianne Tomaszewski, Susan Szendrey, Nancy McIntyre, Şerife Yücesoy-Özkan, and Melissa Savage
Publication Date: 2020
Publisher: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

Evidence-Based Teaching Practices for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
These 27 identified evidence-based teaching practices have been shown through scientific research to be effective when implemented correctly with students with ASD.
Publication Date: 2016
Publisher: National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder

General Education Teachers’ Perceptions of Autism, Inclusive Practices, and Relationship Building Strategies
This study gathered insights into teachers’ perceptions of ASD and their practices that affect inclusive education and student–teacher relationships in the early school grades.
Authors: Yasamin Bolourian, Ainsley Losh, Narmene Hamsho, Abbey Eisenhower, and Jan Blacher
Publication Date: August 2021
Publisher: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Practical Teaching Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Review of the Literature
This literature review addresses the various challenges that students with autism face in educational environments due to their disorder. It also suggests practical social, behavioral, and academic strategies that teachers can implement within their classrooms to improve the performance and educational experiences of students with ASD.
Author: Jannelle Murray
Publication Date: 2015
Publisher: BU Journal of Graduate Studies in Education

Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders In Inclusive Settings: Rethinking Instruction and Design
This paper provides suggestions for practical UDL support recommendations to enhance the utilization of research-based practices to promote academic achievement through multiple forms of engagement, representation, and expression for children with ASD.
Authors: Christopher Denning and Amelia Moody
Publication Date: Fall/Winter 2013
Publisher: Journal for Inclusive Education

Visual Supports for Students with ASD
This article includes a collection of visual supports and other resources to help students with ASD be successful socially and academically in school. Templates are included for social rules, classroom rules, emotional support, and schedules.
Publication Date: 2018
Publisher: Indiana Resource Center for Autism

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
This article discusses the signs, symptoms, and treatments of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Publication Date: Updated March 2022
Publisher: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention