Autism Resource Library

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State Agencies General Information About Autism
Parent Resources/Support Autism Articles
Books Autism and Safety
Educational Apps Social Skills and Communication
How To Make and Do 'How to Make and Do' - Video Instructional Clips

State Agencies

Department of Human Services Division of Disability Services

Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities

Department of Labor Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

General Information About Autism

Autism New Jersey

Autism Family Services of New Jersey

Autism Speaks

NJ Autism Insurance Law

Parent Resources/Support

NREIC - Hudson County Early Intervention Family Resource Guide 2010

Mom 2 Mom Helpline Program- UMDNJ

Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, Inc.
24 Hour Family Stressline – 1800-843-5437

Rethink Autism for Parents– Subscription - Free 1 week trial available
Step-by-step ABA-based video lessons break down complex concepts into short, easy-to-understand steps you can implement immediately.

Autism Family Services of New Jerseywill be presenting "All Eyes on Us...Dealing with Behaviors in Public." This free parent training workshop will discuss Behavior Analytic methods & tools for handling inappropriate behaviors of individuals with developmental disabilities when they occur in public settings. The presentation, given by Lauren McAllister BCaBA, will be held at 6pm at the following locations:

Tues, Nov 1st – Salem YMCA -- 204 Shell Rd, Carneys Point NJ 08069

Thurs, Nov 3rd – Milltown Public Library -- 20 W Church St, Milltown NJ 08850

Wed, Nov 9th – East Rutherford Memorial Library -- 143 Boiling Springs Ave, East Rutherford NJ 07073

Autism Articles

Dressing and Self-Care Skills
This autism fact sheet is licensed under theGNU Free Documentationand is adapted from Wikipedia article on Autism.

Teaching Autistic Children Life Skills – When and How to Begin
By Vickie Ewell

The Challenge of Potty Training
By Maureen Bennie

Tooth Brushing, Bathing and Other Self-Care Skills
By Family Connect and The American Foundation for the Blind

How to Toilet Train a Child with Autism
By Angela Williamson

Flying Can Be a Rough Ride for Autistic Children and Their Families
By Rebecca Kaplan, USA Today


Squirmy Wormy: How I Learned to Help Myself
By Lynda Farrington Wilson

Arnie and His School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions That Build Success
By Jennifer Veenendall

Why Does Izzy Cover Her Ears? Dealing with Sensory Overload
By Jennifer Veenendall

Activity Schedules for Children with Autism Teaching Independent Behavior
By Lynn E. McClannahan, Ph.D. & Patricia J. Krantz, Ph.D.

The Autism Checklist A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers
By Paula Kluth, Ph.D. with John Shouse

A Land We Can Share: Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism
By Paula Kluth, Ph.D. & Kelly Chandler-Olcott

1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger’s
By Ellen Notbohm & Veronica Zysk, Forward by Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

The Social Skills Picture Book Teaching play, emotion, and communication to children with autism
By Jed Baker, Ph.D.

Motivate to Communicate!: 300 Games and Activities for Your Child with Autism
By Simone Griffin & Diane Sandler

Autism Transition Planning Guide: Planning the Journey from School to Adult Life
By Carolyn T. Bruey, Psy.D., BCBA & Mary Beth Urban, M.Ed.

Autism and Safety

AWAARE- General Safety Materials

National Autism Association– Video and Pamphlet on Wandering

My Precious Kid – Child Safety Products

Dennis Debbaudt’s Autism Risk and Safety management– Downloadable Resources

Educational Apps

Apple in Education

Best iPad Apps for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
By Tracy

11 Social Skills and Life Skills Apps- Friendship Circle

7 Scheduling and Behavioral Apps– Friendship Circle

7 Assistive Communication Apps– Friendship Circle

Websites to Find Special Needs Apps for iPad and iPhone– Friendship Circle

Social Skills and Communication

How to Make a PECS Schedule - ehow

Boardmaker Downloadable – Dade County Public Schools

Social Skills/Pragmatics Free Materials –

Collection of Social Stories - Region 2 Digital Library

How to Write a Social Story – The Gray Center

Free Social Stories Examples –

BoardMaker – Picture Communication Symbols may be purchased at

Button-Activated Voice Recorders: Mini-Me and Voice-Over may be purchased at Alexander’s Shoppe or ARGUS Media LLC 1-203-254-3503

Audio Card Reader: Califone card readers may be purchased from Cousins Video 1-800-256-5977

T.A.L.K. (Take Along language Kits)may be purchased at Slater Software 877-306-6968

How To Make and Do

How to Make a Behavior Intervention Plan for a Child with Autism – wikihow

How to Make an Object Schedule – New Horizons By Learning

How to Make A Storyboard for Kids - eHow

How to Make a Picture Schedules Children with Autism - eHow

How to Use Printables To Teach Children with Autism – e-how

How to Make a Visual Schedule for Children with Autism - eHow

Independent Work Tasks – Positively Autism

Data Sheets – Positively Autism

‘How To Make and Do’ - Video Instructional Clips

How to Use a Picture Exchange Communication System as a Token Board – You Tube

How to Use a PECS Board – You Tube – Dorian Schenk

How to Use Picture and Object Schedules – National Training Center on Inclusion

How to Use an Object Representational – Object Functional Schedule – Nicole Sparapani (SLP-CCC)

How to Use an Object Schedule – Ocali

How to Use a First & Then Schedule-Ocali


Arc of Bergen and Passaic Counties Special Quest
223 Moore Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Fax: 201-343-0972,
Contact: Christine Brand, Coordinator
Is a community based recreation program for children with autism. Offers swimming, gymnastics, music, art and special activities. Staff are trained in and use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques

Center for Modern Dance Education Learning Through the Arts
84 Euclid Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Contact: Elissa Machlin-Lockwood
Fax: 201-342-8209
Ages 2 to senior citizens. Creative noncompetitive inclusive classes for children and adults. Special class for teens and adults with disabilities

JCC on the Palisades Special Services
411 East Clinton Ave
Tenafly, NJ 07670
Contact: Cheryl Edelstein
201-569-7900 x302
Various recreation programs for children through adults

Montclair Riding Academy
12-22 Woodlane Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
Fax: 973-731-4171
Therapeutic horseback riding

Special Angels Recreation
85 Exton Avenue
North Arlington, NJ 07031
Phone: 201-966-8738
Offers t-ball, soccer, basketball, bowling, cheer/dance squad.
Will offer scholarships
Bilingual: Spanish

Special Olympics New Jersey
Provides sports training and athletic competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Children's Specialized Hospital
Tips for Selecting Toys for Children with Autism

File Folder Games – Positively Autism