Recommended Resources


Oregon and SW Washington Resources

Autism Society of Oregon - The largest autism nonprofit in the state of Oregon.  They offer information for both parents and professionals, workshops, advocacy support, and programs including Take A Break, which provides respite help directly to families.

FACT Oregon - Numerous resources and trainings for parents.

Disability Rights Oregon - Advocacy and legal support relating to disability rights.

OTAC - Many workshops and trainings including the Oregon Intervention System for managing challenging behaviors.

SPARK Research Study at OHSU - Genetic autism study that sends a saliva collection kit straight to your home.  It aims to be the largest study of this kind.

Specialty Athletic Training - Personal training for individuals with special.

Spectrums Magazine - Autism magazine with news and stories from Portland and SW Washington.

Providence Swindell's Resource Center - Library, workshops and resources available to everyone, not just Providence members.

Multnomah County Developmental Disability Services - Resources, referrals, financial assistance, and behavior consultation.

Portland Autism Moms - Facebook Page



Health and Sleep

Helping Children with ASD and ADHD Sleep - Information from

Sleep Tookit - From Autism Speaks



Parenting an Autistic Adult (NY Times)

Parenting Adults with Autism (Huffington Post)

Autistic Parenting (Autism Women's Network)

How to be a Good Parent (


Autistic Adults and Related Resources

Stephen Shore

John Elder Robison

Autism Experts

Spectrum News

Autistic Humor

How People With Autism Think (By Temple Grandin)

Indiana Resource Center (An Inside View of Autism)

ADDitude Magazine

Autism Speaks (resource library for adults)

Digby Tantam


Podcasts and Forums

Autistic Flappy Hour (Podcast)

Wrong Planet (Forum)

Parenting Adults with Aspergers (Podcast)


Recommended Books

Perspectives from Autistic Adults

The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin

Nobody Nowhere by Donna Williams

Voices from the Spectrum: Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, People with Autism, and Professionals Edited by Cindy Ariel and Robert Naseef

From Surviving to Thriving by Jonathan Chase

Look Me In The Eye by John Elder Robison

Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet

A Regular Guy: Growing Up with Autism by Laura Shumaker



Autism in the Family: Caring and Coping Together by Robert Naseef

Untangled, by Lisa Damour

The Yes Brain, by Tina Bryson and Dan Siegel