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Autism Checklists
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When your loved one is diagnosed with autism, the task of managing their medical, therapeutic, and educational needs can seem overwhelming. Use these checklists, and access interactive, printable downloads to guide you on your path to supporting your child.

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Checklists

Transition to Adulthood Planning by Age Checklist

It is never too early to begin planning for your loved one’s future. The following are estimated ages to start…

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Advanced Medical Treatment – Home Environment

Our home is our sanctuary. It needs to be a safe and healthy place. In addition, research tells us that…

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Advanced Medical Treatment – Gut Impairment

GI symptoms are four times as prevalent in autism than in neurotypical children. As a result, many behaviors labeled as…

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Advanced Medical Treatment – Nutritional Deficiencies

There are numerous circumstances in which our kids diagnosed with autism have nutritional deficiencies. This can be due to restricted…

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 Advanced Medical Treatment – Pain Checklist

Behavior is a form of communication. When our kids are not feeling well, it may show in their behavior. Therefore,…

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Advanced Medical Treatment – Re-Evaluate Diet Checklist

Even if your child is already on the gluten-free and casein-free diet, there are often many other foods and diet-related…

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Advanced Lab Testing Checklist

This checklist contains second-level tests that can be ordered if basic lab testing cannot uncover the reasons for symptoms.

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Beginning Lab Testing Checklist

Our kids may look healthy on the outside, but only lab work can tell us how the body is really…

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Enjoying Holidays Checklist

Holidays are a time of family fun and traditions. However, people with autism may struggle with the change of routine,…

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Travel and Autism Checklist

Traveling and taking vacations are important parts of a balanced life. While these things can add additional stress to a…

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Safety Checklist

Safety is a TOP concern for any parent. Keeping your child with autism safe takes extra precautions. Use this checklist…

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Preparing to See a New Doctor Checklist

Finding a qualified and experienced doctor, though challenging, can make all the difference in your child’s health and future.

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New School Year Checklist

Get your child with autism ready for an exceptional start to the new year! Download our FREE “About Me” student…

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Functional Life Skills Checklist

Not every skill listed will be useful or appropriate for your child. Please work with your child, their teachers, and…

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Education for Autism Checklist

The school system and other educational choices can be confusing. Federal law mandates what the public school system must provide…

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Locating Local Resources Checklist

Finding the best places to take your child for local therapies, doctors, and services can be overwhelming. In addition, agencies…

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Types of Doctors Checklist

Our kids with autism require a team of medical practitioners. However, sometimes it is hard to navigate the maze of…

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Therapies for Autism Checklist

Therapy helps your child with skill development. There are many different forms of therapy, all of which have different purposes.

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Beginning Medical Treatments Checklist

This checklist provides links to information to help you begin your child’s medical journey. Addressing your child’s health can improve…

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Newly Diagnosed Checklist

As you begin your journey, be patient with yourself. You don’t have to know or do everything today. Take things…

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Downloads

Printable Halloween Cards

Download, print, and use these cards as a tool to help ensure that your child, no matter their age, has…

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Going GFCFSF in 10 Weeks Guide

Download this FREE guide for a simple, easy-to-follow plan to help you successfully transition to the GFCFSF diet in 10 weeks. 

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Navigating Speech Issues in Autism

An essential part of creating a meaningful life for your child is providing an effective way for them to communicate…

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Bowel Cleanse Instructions

A bowel cleanse is the same as the prep done for a colonoscopy. It removes all old stool from the…

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Phenols & Salicylates Tip Sheet

Download TACA’s FREE Tip Sheet for more information about high phenol foods and lower phenol foods to replace them with…

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The GFCF Diet at School Tip Sheet

Download a FREE Tip Sheet filled with ideas and information to help make classrooms safe and fun for all students.

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Hope Worksheet

Here’s a FREE worksheet to help you plan your goals and inspire hope!

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