Resources on Autism
Unlock a Brighter Future
Access the support you need to help your child with autism or other developmental disorders thrive.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition often diagnosed in early childhood, around or before the age of three. However many people don’t receive a formal diagnosis until they are young adults. Characterized by delayed or absent speech, social interaction difficulties, limited interests, and repetitive or unusual behaviors, autism affects brain development and functioning.
Due to the unique nature of each child, finding the right treatment plan can be challenging. When a child is diagnosed with autism, parents and caregivers need access to reliable resources to help them understand the disorder, cope with the changes and challenges, and provide the best possible care for their children.
We understand that, as a parent, you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain about your child’s future. With early intervention and access to the right educational, medical, behavioral, and supportive services, we can greatly improve the outcome for children with autism.
The team of mental health professionals at Therapyland serves as a trusted resource for evidence-based information, guidance, research, and support for families with children on the autism spectrum. We can also help you find additional resources for navigating the special education system, learning about your child’s autism diagnosis, finding support groups in your community, accessing government benefits and financial planning, analyzing safe and effective treatments, or discovering other autism services. We are here to connect you to the best resources.
At Therapyland, we are committed to raising autism awareness and serving the autism community. Our website offers parents and caregivers resources and tools to empower them in raising a child with autism. We understand that developmental disabilities can be difficult to manage, and we’re here to provide the support you need. Here are some of the resources available to you:
Diagnosis & Assessment
Resources for learning about the various types of autism, how raising a child with autism can differ from raising typically developing children, and what to expect during the diagnosis process. You’ll also find information about the different types of treatments, interventions, and therapies that can be used to help children with autism.
Books & Educational Materials
Books and educational materials help parents, caregivers, and educators better understand autism. These resources provide valuable information about the signs and symptoms of autism, diagnosis, treatment, and management strategies.
Funding & Financial Aid
Information about government agencies and private organizations that provide financial assistance for families with children on the autism spectrum.
Access to community and online support groups for parents, caregivers, and family members of children with autism.
Recreation & Camps
Information about recreational and social activities, camps, and programs for children to build social skills, make friends, and have fun.
Resources for navigating the medical system, understanding insurance coverage and eligibility, and learning about different therapies that can help with physical and mental health issues.
Learn From the Experts and Connect With Other Families
The journey of parenting a child with autism is unique and can be filled with uncertainty and fear. At Therapyland, we strive to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on autism so that parents can feel confident in their decisions and know they have the support they need.
An organization like Autism Speaks, Autism Society, or Autism Research Institute focuses on providing education, advocacy, and support for individuals with autism and their families. These and other organizations also host autism-related events such as awareness campaigns, fundraising events, and conferences that bring professionals and families together. Through these events, families can connect, share their experiences, and learn from experts in the field of autism.
Therapyland also provides support groups and parent training workshops where parents and caregivers can connect and learn from each other. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for families to come together in a safe and supportive environment.