Educational Materials and Videos
Below are categories of different types of services and resources in our region. Each category lists the names of the providers. To get more details about any of the providers, click on the category titles. If you would like us to add a resource or update a resource, contact us at 423-531-6961 or email
Autism-related Materials from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Autism-related Materials from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center:
Vanderbilt Autism Resource Line flyer (resource for information about clinical,
research, and outreach services at Vanderbilt University.)
Visual Supports and Autism Spectrum Disorders (discusses the use of pictures or other visual items
to communicate with a child who has difficulty understanding or using language.)
Links to Research articles:
Kapp S. K. (2013). Empathizing with sensory and movement differences: moving toward sensitive understanding of autism. Frontiers of Integrative Neuroscience, 38(7). doi: 10.3389/fnint.2013.00038
Summary: Brief literature-based analysis provides evidence that other factors are involved the atypical social communication of people with ASD.
FDA (April, 2014). Beware of False or Misleading Claims for Treating Autism. Summary: Lists false or misleading claims about products and therapies claiming to treat or cure autism. Some of these so-called therapies carry significant health risks.
Links to Additional Articles:
For those on the Autism spectrum that are concerned with addiction, and may be reluctant to speak about this sensitive subject, here is an article which discusses addiction.
Parent Articles of Interest
This article discusses safety issues that can be implemented in the home,
When a parent is concerned about their children and possible meltdowns please refer to the following article,
Everyone needs a sanctuary at some point so here is an article which discusses the use of one in their own backyard,
For Health Care Providers
STAT-MD Training Workshop (Trains enhanced diagnostic consultation and screening procedures to pediatric health care providers for early identification of autism spectrum disorders.)
TRIAD Brochure (Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders)
Tips on Autism for Health Care Providers (Contains tips regarding autism specially designed for healthcare providers.)
TRIAD Families First Program, Summer 2012
TRIAD Social Skills Assessment (Assessing children who have autism spectrum disorders.)
Una breve guía para padres acerca del autismo (Información para padres de niños pequeños y preescolares.)
Una guía breve para padres sobre los trastornos del espectro autista (Información para padres de niños en edad escolar.)
Autism Related Materials from Autism Speaks
Daily Living Skills and Materials for Adults
The Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis has published a cookbook designed especially for individuals who are in independent living skills training. Unique features of the Lifestyle Easy Cookbook.
Suggestions for Teens
How teens can best navigate their social relations, follow this link to the article, spectrum-navigate-social-relations
Tips for Educators