Resources
PDF Resources
8 Things About Autism
Great read for teachers and staff who work with students with autism!

Autism and PDD Fact Sheet (from ARC)
This is an easy-to-read version of what is being proposed to legislature.

Videos
How One Business Thrives by Hiring Individuals with Autism

 Resources Online

Autism Society
Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is an organization for people who want to know more about autism.
Autism Speaks DSM-V page
Autism Speaks is an organization for people who want to know more about autism.  This link goes to their page that helps people understand the new DSM-V diagnosis for autism.
Center for AAC and Autism
This site provides information for people who would like to know more about using alternative, augmentative communication (AAC) and how it can help a person with autism.
Centers for Disease Control
This site provides information for people who would like to know more about autism.  It is a good place to start for those who are new to understanding autism.
Creekside MS, IN Autism Page
This site has many downloadable visual aids and other resources for parents, teachers and staff who work with students with autism. Creekside Middle School is in Carmel, Indiana and EACS Autism Team members have visited. They are a wonderful resource!
DSM-V Autism PDF
The DSM-V is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders- 5th edition. It was updated in 2013. This link goes directly to a pdf that includes its definition and description of autism.
Hands in Autism
This site is another resource for information about autism. 
Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA)
This is an Indiana-based organization that works on behalf of individuals with autism.
 -IRCA Visual Supports website also has a lot of great resources for visual supports
             
Patins Project
The PATINS Project is a state-wide technical assistance network for the provision of assistive/accessible technology for assisting local educational agencies in the utilization and creation of accessible learning environments and instructional materials.
STAR/LINKS Curriculum
The STAR and LINKS curricula are currently being introduced to the EACS district.  The district is on a 3-year implementation plan. Both curricula include components found in ABA programs, indcluding discrete trial training (DTT) sessions, pivotol response training (PRT) and the use of functional routines to help students generalize skills.
Temple Grandin’s website
Temple Grandin is a woman with autism who is speaking out to help educate others about autism. This is her website.