Resources for All

Resources are listed alphabetically. Next to the link for each resource is a legend which tells what type of information you might find there. 

I- Informative
M- materials ready for use
P- parent friendly
E- for educators
A- anecdotal
R- research based

PDF Resources

8 Things About Autism  R
Great read for teachers and staff who work with students with autism!

AAC Presentation for School-Age Kids I P E
This presentation includes a short explanation and activities to help explain how students with limited verbal output use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to general education peers.

Autism and PDD Fact Sheet (from ARC)  I
This is an easy-to-read version of what is being proposed to legislature.

Sensory Activity Cards R

-Calming (black and white)
-Alerting (black and white)
-Just Right (black and white)

EACS Autism Team-Created Presentations  R

Recognizing Sensory Needs
Social Narrative
Think Before You Speak
Using Visuals
Trauma Informed Care

Sensory Overload Simulation A

Resources Online

And Next Comes L  A
This site has a wide variety of ready to print and use resources, including: social narratives, sensory activities, crafts, learning activities, cool down strategies, visual cue cards and so much more!

Autism Society  R

Autism Speaks R
Autism Speaks is an organization for people who want to know more about autism.

Autism Speaks DSM-V page R
Autism Speaks is an organization for people who want to know more about autism.  This link goes to their page that helps people understand the new DSM-V diagnosis for autism.

Center for AAC and Autism R
This site provides information for people who would like to know more about using alternative, augmentative communication (AAC) and how it can help a person with autism.

Centers for Disease Control  
This site provides information for people who would like to know more about autism.  It is a good place to start for those who are new to understanding autism.

Creekside MS, IN Autism Page  
This site has many downloadable visual aids and other resources for parents, teachers and staff who work with students with autism. Creekside Middle School is in Carmel, Indiana and EACS Autism Team members have visited. They are a wonderful resource!

DSM-V Autism PDF  I
The DSM-V is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders- 5th edition. It was updated in 2013. This link goes directly to a pdf that includes its definition and description of autism.

Hands in Autism  I
This site is another resource for information about autism. 

Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA)  R
This is an Indiana-based organization that works on behalf of individuals with autism.
 -IRCA Visual Supports website also has a lot of great resources for visual supports
Patins Project E
The PATINS Project is a state-wide technical assistance network for the provision of assistive/accessible technology for assisting local educational agencies in the utilization and creation of accessible learning environments and instructional materials.

STAR/LINKS Curriculum   R
The STAR and LINKS curricula are currently being introduced to the EACS district.  The district is on a 3-year implementation plan. Both curricula include components found in ABA programs, including discrete trial training (DTT) sessions, pivotal response training (PRT) and the use of functional routines to help students generalize skills.

Temple Grandin’s website  A
Temple Grandin is a woman with autism who is speaking out to help educate others about autism. This is her website.
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