These are my personal favorite resources for families new to autism. Please feel free to leave a comment on this post and share yours.
Autism Spectrum Disorders Fact Sheet: http://www.nichcy.org/Disabilities/Specific/Pages/autism.aspx
El Espectro del Autismo en español: http://www.nichcy.org/spanish/discapacidad/Pages/autismopdd.aspx
Autism Speaks 100 Days Kit ("created specifically for newly diagnosed families to make the best possible use of the 100 days following their child's diagnosis"): http://www.autismspeaks.org/community/family_services/100_day_kit.php
Manual de 100 Días de Autism Speaks en español: http://www.autismspeaks.org/community/family_services/manual_de_los_100_dias.php
Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism 100 Days Tool Kit ("a tool kit to assist families in getting the critical information they need in the first 100 days after an Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism diagnosis"): http://www.autismspeaks.org/docs/family_services_docs/AS-HFA_Tool_Kit.pdf
The Autism Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers by Paula Kluth and John Shouse
Emergence: Labeled Autistic by Temple Grandin and Margaret M. Scariano
Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Child's Life by Lynn Kern Koegel and Claire LaZebnik
Not Even Wrong: A Father's Journey into the Lost History of Autism by Paul Collins
(Note: this book is more of an interesting story than a facts, strategies, and information book).
Recommended support groups and organizations will be featured in our next post.