Oregon and SW Washington Resources
Autism Society of Oregon – The largest autism nonprofit in the state of Oregon. ASO offers 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 for advocacy 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, resources 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. For a list of offices in other counties, click here.
Portland Autism Moms – Facebook Page for and managed by parents in the Portland Metro area.
AWEtism Support Group – For parents, partners, and adults on the spectrum.
Health and Sleep
Helping Children with ASD and ADHD Sleep – Information from mattressreviews.net.
Sleep Tookit – From Autism Speaks
Sleep Research Article – From SPARK
Activities to support organization and executive functioning
Executive Functioning Practice in Daily Activities – From Harvard Center on the Developing Child
Autistic Adults and Related Resources
Synergy’s Turning 18 Worksheet – Resources and questions to ask when you, your child, or someone you support turns 18.
How People With Autism Think (By Temple Grandin)
Indiana Resource Center (An Inside View of Autism)
Autism Speaks (resource library for adults)
Thinking Person’s Guide To Autism (News and resources)
Podcasts and Forums
Autistic Flappy Hour (Podcast)
Wrong Planet (Forum)
Parenting Adults with Aspergers (Podcast)
Recommended Books and Online Resources
Spectrum News Best place to find the latest research in autism
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
The Yes Brain, by Tina Bryson and Dan Siegel
Guiding integration of your child’s brain: Video package from Tina Bryson and Dan Siegel