Recommended Resources


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

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

Is a therapy dog right for your child?

Here is an article to help you decide


Autistic Adults and Related Resources

TED Talk with Temple Grandin

TED Talk with Jonathan Chase

Stephen Shore

John Elder Robison

Autism Experts

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

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

Scientific Research

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