A variety of guides to help people with autism and their families throughout the lifespan have been created by the US-based Autism Treatment Network (ATN). Below you will find a small selection:
Many autistic teens have difficulty with sleep, which can affect their daytime functioning, as well as that of their families.
This tool kit is designed to provide parents with strategies to improve sleep for autistic teens. It helps tackle the problems of falling asleep and staying asleep through the night.
- Evening routines
- Good food habits
- Bedtime routine checklist
- A comfortable sleep setting
- Teen sleep practices
Many autistic children have difficulty with sleep. This can be stressful for both children and their families. This informational booklet is designed to provide parents with strategies to help their child with sleep. The suggestions in this tool kit are based on both research and clinical experience of sleep experts.
- Things to keep in mind
- Provide a comfortable sleep setting
- Establish regular bedtime habits
- Simple tips to a better bedtime routine
- Teach your child to fall asleep alone
- Encourage behaviors that promote sleep
This guide is for siblings to understand a little bit more about autism and learn what they can do to help their brother or sister and to take care of themselves.
- About autism
- Learning about the diagnosis
- How you can help
- How to ask for help
- Five tips for brothers and sisters
- Words from autism siblings
A Friend’s Guide to Autism is a tool for friends of families of autistic people. The guide provides an overview of autism, information about feelings that autistic friends might be experiencing, tips to help support both the child and family, stories of support and more.
- What is autism
- What does autism look like
- How your friend might be feeling
- What to do when your friend’s child is diagnosed with autism
- Supporting the child
- Stories of support