Autism Spectrum Resources

Resources available to parents and caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders.

Educational Aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorders


This OSPI publication provides education-related information for families and educators including steps parents should take first when their child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, indicators of an appropriate educational program for a student with ASD, and where to find additional information and resources on ASD.
Autism Speaks
How to Cope Video Series
A video series on a variety of topics related to coping when your child has an autism spectrum disorder can be found at this resource.
The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit is created specifically to assist families in the first 100 days after an autism diagnosis. This kit contains autism information from experts, as well as parents of children with autism. The kit is also available in Spanish. See for additional information.


My Next Steps: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Autism
A first-time diagnosis of autism in a child can be an overwhelming and stressful time for parents and families. My Next Steps: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Autism serves as a roadmap for parents dealing with this challenging period and seeks to provide answers to the many questions that arise during the journey from autism diagnosis to treatment. Produced by the University of Washington Autism Center, My Next Steps is available in both English and Spanish. These free DVDs can be requested by mail and are also downloadable from the Autism Center website.
Please contact the Autism Center by phone at 206-221-6806 or 253-692-4721 or email at for more information or if you are interested in obtaining a copy of My Next Steps (while supplies are available). Please include "Autism DVD" in the subject line. To download, go to
Autism Outreach Project
Northwest Educational Service District
1601 R Avenue
Anacortes WA 98221
Toll Free 1-888-704-9633
Fax 360-299-4071


Together We Can...
A State Needs Project through the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in collaboration with the Department of Social and Health Services and Northwest Educational Service District 189.