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Introduction to ASD

A collection of resources that provides parents and professionals with foundational information for understanding autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Resources address:

  • What is ASD?
  • Early Indicators of ASD
  • Characteristics of ASD
  • Simple Tips to Support Individuals with ASD
Learn about Autism: Learn about ASD

Learn about ASD

Learn the causes and characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Autism 101 Webinar: Autism 101

Autism 101

Gain knowledge of characteristics and interventions specific to ASD in this introductory video.
ASD Download Basic: ASD Facts Sheet

ASD Facts Sheet

Learn and share basic facts about autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with this downloadable fact sheet.
ASD Download Basic: DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet

DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet

Review the changes in ASD in the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

Autism Spectrum Disorder Guides

Explore products developed for parents and professionals on autism spectrum disorder, interventions and supports, and services.

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Explore an overview of the world of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) developed by Ohio parents. Discover a broad range of resources, supports, interventions and services.
ASD Service Guidelines

ASD Service Guidelines

Explore Ohio's Service Guidelines for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
I Suspect My Child Has Autism: A Four-Step Guide for Ohio Parents on What to Do Next

I Suspect My Child Has Autism: A Four-Step Guide for Ohio Parents on What to Do Next

Discover whether a family member has the characteristics of Autism. (Available in Spanish)

Quick Tips

ASD Download Basic: Tips for Supporting Individuals with ASD

Tips for Supporting Individuals with ASD

Learn about tips for enhancing social interactions with individuals with ASD through this downloadable tip sheet.
ASD Tip of the Month

ASD Tip of the Month

Access monthly tips to support individuals on the autism spectrum.
AAM 2015 eCards: Autism Awareness Month 2015

Autism Awareness Month 2015

Advocate, educate and motivate with eCards.