Great Online Resources


Exceptional Lives

Free, easy-to-use resources. Find the best benefits and services for children and young adults with disabilities.

Autism Speaks

Looking for local resources like doctors, after school programs or therapy providers?

Can a Student with a Disability Attend College?

Great information for students and parents who are preparing for college. Use your IEP as a tool, use self advocacy & consider the options available for students while they’re still in high school.

Help with Back to School

Online tutoring services available for free through the library.

Developing Your Child’s IEP

This guide can help you learn what you need to know. It explains the basics of the special education process and gives you information on how to be an effective partner with your child’s school.

Dental Tool Kit

Autism Speaks has teamed up with Colgate and Philips-Sonicare to create a dental guide and video to provide tips for improving oral hygiene at home, as well as information about how parents and dental professionals can make a visit to the dentist’s office less stressful and more productive.

Autism Response Team

10 Ways the Autism Response Team Can Help
Questions? Call us at 888-288-4762 or en Español 888-772-9050, or email familyservices@autismspeaks.org

Families Helping Families of Jefferson’s Lending Library

This lending library is for parents, children, teens, adults and professionals allowing them easy access to an array of materials regarding special education, early intervention, disability specific books, bullying and other related resources.

Lions Connected

Lions Connected courses, combined with college-level courses are centered around the practice of “learning by doing”. As LC students prepare for a career they love, we work closely with each student to customize their courses and college experience. Academic mentors accompany each student every step of the way, including class attendance, in-class assignments and out-of-class assignments and homework support. Social Mentors are available to work with our students as often as needed.

Emergency Preparation Guide

Practical tips to help you and your family prepare for an emergency.

Going to College with Asperger’s & Autism

Transitioning to college can be stressful for any young adult, but those with Asperger’s syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often face additional challenges during this time. There are people and programs in place to help, though. This guide offers information, expert advice and resources to help make the transition to college smooth and successful for students with ASD and their families.

Keep Kids with Autism Safe from Wandering

Anyone who’s been a parent long enough has felt that panic—often only temporary—when a child wanders out of sight. Kids can get lost anywhere—at an amusement park, in a store, in a crowd, and sometimes even right in your own neighborhood. Many parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) know this feeling all too well.