Resources for Autism Parents

Understanding a complex spectrum disorder like autism is difficult enough in a purely academic setting. Yet when parents learn of their child’s autism diagnosis, they are tasked with educating themselves about autism and the wide range of treatment options available.

Research can play a critical role in that education. That is why we created A Parent’s Guide to Research, a basic primer on autism research. The guide made specifically for parents includes information about how to:

  • Find information about autism
  • Distinguish between research-based and non-research-based information
  • Become savvy consumers of information by giving parents the tools to identify reputable research
  • Evaluate research studies using a guiding uniform framework
  • Interpret and apply findings to individual situations and needs