Autism Resources for Families

PATHWAYS FOR PARENTS: Free Virtual Autism Training Series

You are invited to join us online for an informational training series, Pathways for Parents, presented by clinical experts in the field of autism and the National Autism Center at May Institute. Trainings will be held online on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 5:15pm – 6:30pm between January and June, 2023.

Learn more and register now.


Being armed with information about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) helps families feel more comfortable as they face new challenges. Some families need to know where to start when one member of the family has been recently diagnosed. Other families face unexpected difficulties as their loved ones with ASD learn to live effectively in home, school, or community settings. We are dedicated to supporting families by making information and resources more readily available.

Download A Parent’s Guide to Evidence-based Practice and Autism

Everywhere they turn, parents of children with autism spectrum disorder are bombarded with treatment choices—all of which claim to be effective. This manual is designed to support parents as they make decisions about their child’s treatment.

It discusses the complexity of diagnostic evaluations for children on the autism spectrum, identifies and describes effective treatments, and outlines the importance of professional judgment and using data to guide treatment decisions. Other topics include the role of family preferences and values in the decision-making process, and how best to determine if a professional or organization has the capacity to provide evidence-based practice for a child with autism.

You can also purchase a printed copy of the manual by visiting our online bookstore. The cost for each manual is $24.95 (includes shipping and handling).