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Pathway to Services and Supports

Minnesota has worked to develop a set of resources to help increase awareness and access to the range of services and supports available to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) across the lifespan.

The Navigating Autism Supports and Services: A guidebook for parents and caregivers is a helpful resource to walk through the process of accessing services and supports step by step.

The First Steps: Pathway to learning, playing and growing provides a summary of key developmental milestones that babies and toddlers should be achieving. It also has tips, tools and guidance to help your child’s development. In addition, it describes what resources are available to parents and caregivers who have questions or concerns about their child’s development.

The Overview of Medical Identification and Educational Determination of ASD provides information about the similarities and differences between the medical and educational pathways to services and supports for ASD.

The Next Steps: Pathway to services and supports for a child recently identified with ASD helps parents and caregivers understand options for their child in the year after diagnosis.

The Pathway to ASD services and supports helps parents and caregivers navigate what options are available to their child in the years that follow.

The Next Stage: Pathway to Transition and Long-Term Services and Supports for ASD (PDF) outlines resources available to young adults and adults as they transition into independent living and the work world.

If you want to request printed copies of Autism Spectrum Disorder resources be mailed to you, fill out the Autism Spectrum Disorder resource request form.

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