The Foundational Capacities for Development (FCDs) are a recently developed concept that serve as a compliment for the DIR model. The FCDs, also known as the 5 C’s offer guidance and strategies on how to build feelings of COMFORT, COMPETENCE, CONFIDENCE, CONTROL, AND COMMUNICATION with your child!
This workshop is designed to guide parents in using the FCD framework to rethink how we balance our time and priorities
Parent Support Group
TACA began with a small handful of families in a living room in 2000. By the end of 2017, they served over 55,000 families around the United States. From a grassroots beginning in Southern California, TACA expanded nationwide and now has a physical presence via Chapters in 27 states and a virtual presence in the rest of the nation. Their mission is to provide education, support and hope to families living with autism.
Online Resource Center
Autism Grown Up, Inc. is a non-profit organization that primarily serves the autism community online. Their tools and materials are created for people on the autism spectrum and their support networks to use. They define support network as family members, peers, professionals, employers, and other important stakeholders.
From Autism Speaks
Many children with autism have difficulty with sleep. This can be stressful for children and their families. This informational booklet is designed to provide parents with strategies to improve sleep in their child affected by autism. The suggestions in this tool kit are based on both research and clinical experience of sleep experts.
From Autism & ADHD Connection
So many people watch TED Talk videos to find inspiration, information and motivation on so many topics that are related to science, business, lifestyle, technology, creativity and more. These speakers talk about autism in a way that brings inspiration and even enlightenment to those who are parents and caregivers for children with autism and ADHD.
From Autism Speaks
The Autism Response Team (ART) is an information line for the autism community. Their team members are specially trained to provide personalized information and resources to people with autism and their families.
From The Autism Society
The Autism Society recognizes the many added challenges the autism community faces during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many staff members, Board of Directors, and affiliate families are experiencing the same hardships for themselves and/or their autistic loved ones. Access their resources.
Routines can be the backbone of day to day life for anyone. This is particularly true for children with autism. Creating a consistent daily schedule is essential for children with ASD to thrive and cope in any environment. Routines, especially when pairing with ABA strategies, help reduce tantrums and stress, while fostering a sense of order in your child’s life.
Article from Blossom
33 free printable schedules
How stressed out are you by daily routines? What about your kids? It’s something that you do, as a household, Every. Single. Day. Why does it have to be so stressful? Most of us do not use visual schedules at home though many kids use them at school. These free printable visual schedules for home and daily routines might help make things easier.
From Autism Transformed
This deck of cards is to help parents, siblings, teachers, therapists, health practitioners and others better understand what is happening for the non-verbal or low-verbal autistic child.
The child’s energetic vibration will come into resonance with the energy of the card that most expresses their message in the moment. This is what they want you to know about them right now.
Pay attention. Listen. Check it out.
And as a result, be in greater connection and understanding.