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ASD Resources

Research Opportunities and Outside Reading

New Research Opportunities

Children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder age 30-48 months.

University of Rhode Island, Amy Laurent
Participate in a research study to better understand how parents support their children who are diagnosed with ASD during play and natural family routines.

Are you  parents of a child diagnosed with ASD?

Rhode Island College, Kelly Pisapia
Recruiting BOTH parents for participation in a study about how parents influence their child's quality of life. Children are between ages of 3-17 years old.

Are you an educator or related service provider such as an occupational therapist?

The University of Kansas
Recruiting teachers and related service professionals to participate in a study on intervention methods and teaching strategies for students with ASD. This study is an online questionnaire.

Are you between the ages of 10 and 16 years old? This could be for you!

FACE LAB (Facial Affective and Communicative Expressions) Emerson College, Boston, MA
Recruiting both typical children and children with an ASD ages 10 -- 16 years old  to participate in research on how children with ASD interpret and produce emotion in facial expressions and tone of voice during daily conversations.


  • RI Resource Guide for Families of Children with ASD's 
    This guide was created by the Department of Health. Some of the information is dated, but the majority is current and will provide an overview of the different state agencies, organizations and resources available in our community. 

ASD Family Resource Library Collection

The Autism Project is pleased to make available an array of books regarding Autism Spectrum Disorders for families and other community members throughout Rhode Island. The collection includes a vast array of topics for parents and caregivers such as:

  • facilitating communication
  • building social relationships
  • parenting with positive behavior supports
  • motivating learning
  • exploring feelings

There are also books to teach self-advocacy, guide healthcare, address sensory and dietary challenges, and to prepare for life transitions. Readers will also find resources to help children understand their autism spectrum disorder, and to help them share stories by and about siblings, parents, and grandparents.

The Cranston Public Library is the host library for this collection, making the resources part of the Rhode Island library system so that all families throughout the state will be able to request them from their local library. 

The collection was donated by The Autism Project through funds from the RI Department of Health's State Implementation Grant under U.S. Combating Autism Act of 2006, and the books became available to checkout on June 14, 2011.

All of the books can be accessed at your local library. You can request a book in person or online using your library card. 

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