The information in this toolkit was adapted from an 8-week course where parents and their children participate separately in weekly, 90-minute sessions to explore self-regulation concepts and develop skills to improve reactions to stressful situations. These program materials were adjusted to provide families with a general understanding of issues related to self-regulation and concrete strategies to try at home.
A Guide to Facilitating Meetups for Adults Who Have a Sibling with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability
This guide is intended to provide a recommended process for hosting successful meetups for adults who have siblings with an intellectual or developmental disability. Much of the content has been geared to the needs of facilitators who are new to hosting sibling meetups. In most cases, the meetup facilitators referring to this guide will be siblings themselves.
Sensory Processing Differences Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to provide autistic persons and their families with an introduction to the 8 sensory systems, questions to help determine the individual’s most impacted sensory systems, and to give an overview of strategies to try at home. Additional resources, including an overview of professional treatment options, are provided along with recommended reading and websites.
Supporting Children and Youth with Autism and Intellectual Disability and their Families during COVID-19
The outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in extraordinary challenge and stress, yet calls us to hold onto hope and press forward. Below is the story of one youth learning and adjusting to what is going on around him during this difficult time. This Toolkit offers some tips in times of pandemic outbreak, such as the time we are experiencing with COVID-19.