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Resource List - Trauma Informed Approaches and Autism Spectrum and Other Developmental Disabilities

Resources for individuals, organizations, and communities moving along trauma and hope-informed pathways in order to:

  • Prevent and mitigate adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
  • Promote resilience and safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.
  • Promote equity and racial justice.
  • Prevent substance abuse and promote mental health.

… so that all children, youth, families and communities have equal opportunity for educational success, economic stability, health, and well-being.

Self-Care Starter Kit, School of Social Work, University of Buffalo

Relaxation Tool Kit, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center

The Road to Resilience - American Psychological Association

Trauma-Informed Approach
SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach. July 2014 -

ACEs and Autism
Adverse Childhood Experiences are Associated with Unmet Healthcare Needs among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Kristen L Berg, et al, The Journal of Pediatrics, September 14, 2018

 Trauma, Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disabilities
Trauma and Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Reference Guide. Rachel K Earl, et al. Bernier Lab, University of Washington, June 2017

Trauma and Developmental Disabilities. Traumatic Stress Institute

 Trauma Informed Approaches and Developmental Disabilities
ACEs and Developmental Disabilities – ACE Response, a partnership between Prevent Child Abuse America and University of New York at Albany School of Social Welfare -
- Includes several resources, including:

  • ACEs and Developmental Disabilities - PowerPoint slides
  • Facts on Traumatic Stress and Children with Developmental Disabilities – Fact sheets
  • The Road to Recovery – A training toolkit
  • Disability Justice – Additional information
  • A Trauma-Informed Toolkit for Providers in the Field of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities


Trauma-Informed Care for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Responding to Trauma: An Interview with Dr. Karyn Harvey, August 2014
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health




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