Autism Resource Services (ARS)


Silver Spring International Teachers and Staff share their own personal strengths and challenges for a school-wide lesson during Autism Awareness Month.

Resources and Additional Information

Resources for Teachers and School Staff

Resources for Parents and Care-Givers

  • – A great website and organization based in Montgomery County that was founded by parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • – An organization dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and finding a cure for autism.  
  • – One of the leading experts on Asperger’s Syndrome 
  • – A site aimed at increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
  • – A website that will help answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily. Some material is downloadable. 
  • A website that provides support from the initial diagnosis to the day-to-day struggles parents, individuals, and caregivers may have.

Resources for Students

Books Worth Checking Out
  • "The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders" by Elizabeth Verdick and Elizabeth Reeve, M.D.  This book describes all of the situations a middle school aged student who is on the autism spectrum can run into.  This is also helpful for parents, caregivers, and family members of someone who has ASD.  We have this book in our Media Center at SSI !  Link to purchase information
  •  “A Friend Like Simon”  by Kate Gaynor  and illustrated by Catriona Sweeney.  Introduces students to autism spectrum disorders by using illustrations that encourages other students to be mindful of all students.
  • “Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome?: A Guide for Friends and Family” by Jude Welton. Main character, Adam, tells readers what it like for a student with autism.  Read more about it.