Web Resources

Below are some helpful resources:

Autism Speaks: autismspeaks.org
Autism Society: autism-society.org
Behavior Analyst Certification Board: bacb.com
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Autism Spectrum Disorders): cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html
The Autism Society of America: autism-society.org
The National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Family: zerotothree.org

Interesting Reads:

Blue LEDs Light Up Your Brain – Article Link : Why electronic screens keep you awake at night and what you can do about it

View PDF Article :Blue-Light-blues

Downloadable Handouts:

EI-ABA-Parent-Handout: ei-aba-parent-handout
EI-ABA-Parent-Handout-Spanish-Version: ei-aba-parent-handout-spanish-version
EI-ABA-Parent-Handout-Russian-Version: ei-aba-parent-handout-russian-version

Clinical Clues for Possible Autism

  • Looks through people; not aware of others
  • Not responsive to other people’s facial expressions/feelings
  • Lack of pretend play; little or no imagination
  • Does not show typical interest in, or play near peers purposefully
  • Lack of turn taking
  • Unable to share pleasure
  • Qualitative impairment in nonverbal communication
  • Not pointing at an object to direct another person to look at it
  • Lack of gaze monitoring
  • Lack of initiation of activity or social play
  • Unusual or repetitive hand and finger mannerisms
  • Unusual reactions, or lack of reaction, to sensory stimuli
  • Delay or absence of spoken language

Reprinted from Clinical Practice Guideline: Quick Reference Guide. Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Assessment and Intervention for Young Children (Age 0-3 Years), 2009, with permission of the New York State Department of Health.

Early Help Makes a Difference!

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Reprinted from Early Help Makes a Difference, 2011, with permission of the New York State Department of Health.