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For Families

For Families

Individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and their family is CSAAC’s top priority. Our unique programs and services are designed to strengthen and empower their lives, both in the home and community, and support families as they help their loved one with autism reach his or her full potential.

For FamiliesThis section is for families seeking information about CSAAC’s admission criteria, procedures, and applying for services, all detailed in the handbook below. Parents can also read about CSAAC’s organizational structure, funding, and adult residential and vocational supports.

For existing families of individuals in CSAAC’s Community School of Maryland programs, we encourage you to become involved in the school’s PTA. Families of our younger children receiving Intensive Early Intervention (IEI) services should sign up for CSAAC’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).  In addition, families are invited to attend CSAAC’s Family Forum held the first Saturday of each month. Family concerns and new developments and/or programs or among some of the topics discussed at each of these meetings.

To learn more about CSAAC’s Community School of Maryland (CSM) PTA, contact Scott Murtha at, (240) 912-3602.  For families with children in CSAAC’s Early Intervention (IEI) program who want to learn more about the PTO, you may contact (240)-912-2269

 

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Family Links

Parent Handbook

CSAAC Services Application (Word)

CSAAC Services Application (PDF)

Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers

M-CHAT test
http://www.firstsigns.org/downloads/m-chat.PDF

M-CHAT scoring
http://www.firstsigns.org/downloads/m-chat_scoring.PDF

Autism Society of America
www.autism-society.org

Autism Speaks
www.autismspeaks.org

Learn the Signs, Act Early (for diagnosing autism in young children
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/actearly/default.htm