Illinois Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project (IATTAP) is a great place to get training materials. Their goal is to increase information about ASD throughout the state of Illinois. We like thier video for a basic introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (available streaming or they can send you a DVD). It’s appropriate for family members, school personnel (including teaching assistants and general education staff), as well as community members who want to learn about ASD. IATTAP also introduces basic effective strategies for interacting with individuals with ASD.
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, this website may not look flashy, but has useful training information.