Autism Resources

Vermont Family Network has developed a list of various resources to help families and professionals learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorders. There are many organizations with comprehensive websites filled with information and resources.

There are many resources available to parents and professionals on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Resources listed on this page are specific to a new diagnosis of ASD.


Recreation and Resources





Archived Trainings and Webinars

Online Trainings

  • Autism Case Training (ACT) The “Autism Case Training (ACT) – A Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum” is a new curriculum that is designed to educate future pediatricians on fundamental components of identifying, diagnosing, and managing autism spectrum disorders. This curriculum was developed in partnership with between CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” team and HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Training Program.
  • Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM) AFIRM Modules are designed to help you learn the step-by-step process of planning for, using, and monitoring an Evidence Based Practices (EBP) with learners with ASD from birth to 22 years of age. Supplemental materials and handouts are available for download.
  • Autism Internet Modules Developed by the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) in partnership with the Autism Society of America (ASA), the Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network, the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Toronto’s Geneva Centre for Autism, this series of online learning modules includes information on assessment and identification of ASDs, recognizing and understanding behaviors and characteristics, transition to adulthood, employment, and numerous evidence-based practices and interventions. Click here for a complete list of module trainings.
  • Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at UCDavis Interactive Training Modules on Autism ADEPT (Autism Distance Education Parent Training) Interactive Learning Strategies for Teaching Functional Skills An original MIND Institute/CEDD 10-lesson interactive, self-paced, online learning module providing parents with tools and training to more effectively teach their child with autism and other related neurodevelopmental disorders functional skills using applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques.
  • Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) recently posted a new on-line module on the early identification of ASD. The module comes with videos (including home movies of babies who later develop ASD), case studies and other resources.
  • Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Online Course  (National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders)
  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Understanding Autism in the Yale Seminar on Autism and Related Disorders Online The Yale Seminar on Autism and Related Disorders is the United States’ first undergraduate course of its kind.  All of the lecture content and supporting materials available online for free.
  • Understanding Autism Professional Development Curriculum Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (CSESA) Understanding Autism Professional Development Curriculum. Created in collaboration with the Organization for Autism Research (OAR), this comprehensive professional development tool is designed to provide middle and high school teachers with the knowledge and evidence-based strategies needed to support their students with autism in the general education classroom.

Medical Home Vermont Resources


National Resources


  • Medical Home /Fact Sheet/Vermont Family Network
  • Identifying Infants and Young Children With Developmental Disorders in the Medical Home:An Algorithm for Developmental Surveillance and Screening (AAP Policy)
  • Medical Home A.L.A.R.M. (AAP)

Web Resources

  • Medical Home Portal for Autism Disorders

Translated Autism Resources

Vermont Department of Health Autism Fact Sheet is available in the following languages:

The University of Southern California (USC), Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has translated (with permission) the Center for Disease Control’s Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Autism Fact Sheet into multiple languages to reach under served populations and to encourage early identification of autism. These CDC’s Fact sheets on Autism Spectrum Disorders are available in English and the following languages:

CDC Somali Milestone Brochure

For additional languages not listed, click here.

Autism Speaks Translated Materials

For a You tube video in Somali, click here.


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