Printed Resources

TAP maintains a large collection of resources to provide information about autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as tips and tools for use by those who care for and work with individuals with ASD.  A number of these resources are available on our website for you to download and use immediately, most in English and Spanish.  Many more are available in the Family and Community Resource Rooms maintained by the TAP Service Network Partners.  To find the location nearest you, click HERE. You will need the free Adobe PDF Reader to open the resources listed below.  If you do not already have it, you can get it HERE.

To view this page in Spanish please click HERE.

Para ver esta página en español, pulse AQUI 


Tips & Tools

What is ASD?

Illinois PUNS

Early Intervention

Treatment Options


How do you feel?

Dentist Visit

Doctor’s Visit

Family Gatherings

Grocery Shopping

Riding the school bus

How to stay calm
Morning Schedule – Young
Morning Schedule – Older
Getting ready for bed
Brushing Teeth
Public Transportation

What hurts?

Entering Adult Life


10 Reminders

CDC Developmental Checklists

Community Accessibility


Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

About the Library
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

Health Care Visit


Chicago Children’s Museum


Level 1: This level is best for a non-reader or beginner reader, and primarily consists of artwork to convey concepts. 

Level 2: This level is best for emerging readers, able to sound out and understand words, and parses sentences and artwork. 

Level 3: This level is for fluent readers and relies mostly on written communication.

Press Releases

About us

The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) Service Network is a collaboration of 5 universities and 10 organizations that together operate 20 centers across the state. As a network, TAP is able to offer services that respond to the unique needs of different communities across Illinois.


The Autism Program of Illinois

Hope Pavilion
5220 S. 6th Street,
Suite 2300B

Springfield IL 62703