We have already provided you links for patient resources for developmental milestones and parenting issues.  Please go to the Resources for Typical Development for these links.

Families with children with special needs, including ASD, want their child's PCP to be knowledgeable  about the diagnosis but also about resources and opportunities for their child.  This includes local groups, opportunities for care as well as national organizations that will allow parents up-to-date information about their child's diagnosis.  

There are many books, websites and resources to help you guide families in your care.

Resources specific to Autism Spectrum Disorder:
ASD  National Website Resources:
1)  Autism Speaks has created many Toolkits for health care professionals and families.     These toolkits can be accessed by anyone free of charge.  They can be printed out or viewed on line.  Click here to go to the Autism Speaks Toolkits:
2)  The National Autism Center has published the National Standards Project (Phase 1 and 2).  The National Standards Project established a set of criteria for research validate/evidenced based treatments for children with ASD.  These reports are downloadable and also provide information for families, educators and service providers about best practice treatments for ASD.  Click here for the link to the National Standards Project:
ASD Hard copy resources:
1)  This is a wonderful resource for the medical professionals who work with families who have a child with ASD.   The American Academy of Pediatrics has published a toolkit for physicians which can be purchased on their website.   Go the link below to get more information about the AAP  Autism: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians.  

2)  There are some excellent publishing houses that have books for health care professionals, families, educators, and children/teens/adults with ASD.  At the DDC we have contacted this publishing houses and they have been happy to mail catalogues to us free of charge.  This has been a great resource for families who come to the DDC.  You may want to think about contacting them and asking them to send you free catalogues for your practice as well:
Jessica Kingsley Press http://www.jkp.com/
Future Horizons  http://fhautism.com/

State and Local ASD resources:
1)  Project Connect:  Autism Resource Guide
The Project Connect: Autism Resource Guide is a great starting point to help you find resources you and your patients may need.  The Project Connect Autism Resource Guide lists services in the state of Arkansas for individuals with ASD.  Resources information is for very young children all the way up to adult/employment services for individuals with ASD.
To download a free copy of this wonderful resource go to:
You can also contact the Project Connect office to request a hard copy of the book (projconn@uark.edu)
2)  Arkansas Autism Resource and Outreach Center (AAROC)The Arkansas Autism Resource & Outreach Center (AAROC) was established January 2008 as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of the AAROC is to provide Hope, Direction & Support to families of individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.  For more information about AAROC, call (501) 454-8542 or email at aaroc@uark.edu. The address is: 322 Main St. Suite 501 Little Rock, AR 72201