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Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

Some days it seems the only predictable thing about it is the unpredictability. The only consistent attribute the inconsistency.

By:  Ellen Notbohm

About Autism.pdf

About Autism

Many people within the school community who use this kit will be familiar with some aspects of autism,

particularly as they relate to the school setting.

By: © Autism Speaks


Autism Spectrum Disorders in Africa.pdf

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Africa

By: Muideen O. Bakare and Kerim M. Munir

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Girls.pdf

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Girls

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Sex Differences in Autistic Behaviour

Domains and Coexisting Psychopathology

Research Bulletin Issue No. 4


About Autism: What You

Need to Know

To acquire a basic understanding of what autism is and understand the challenges and strengths possessed

by people with autism.

Autism Worldwide.pdf

Autism Worldwide:

Prevalence, Perceptions, Acceptance, Action

By: Patricia B. Kopetz and E. Desmond Lee Endowed








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Autism is reaching epidemic proportions in this country and the world. To give you an idea of just how fast it’s growing, the U.S. population grew by 13% during the 1990s, disabilities grew at a rate of 16%, and autism grew at a rate of 172%! According to the Autism Society, within 10 years, the annual costs associated with care for individuals with autism will be $200–$400 billion dollars. Today, at least one out of 150 children born in the United States will develop autism. (In certain parts of the country, those rates are estimated to be 1 out of 100. Some predict that if by the year 2020 we do not make signifi­cant changes, 1 in every 10 children will be affected by autism. That’s why it’s so important to understand the predisposing factors that play a role in its develop­ment. With that understanding, we can not only help to recover those who are already affected, but can also help to prevent future cases and stem the tide of this epidemic.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.




A self-review and quality improvement guide for programs serving young students with autism spectrum disorders


The Official Autism 101 E-Book: Autism Today

This book aims to provide current, relevant information in a way that is easy to understand and user friendly.

By: Autism Today

A Historical Perspective on Autism.pdf

A Historical Perspective on Autism

The history of autism is plagued by misconceptions and distortions.


AutismCommunityReport (1).pdf

Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network

By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



By: Sanyaolu, A., Oremosu, A., Duru, F., Noronha, C., Olabiyi, O. and Okanlawon, A.


Gastrointestinal Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorder

While autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by communication impairments, social abnormalities, and...

By: Elaine Y. Hsiao, PhD


Growth of Autism Special Programs in Nigeria

 Patrick Speech and Languages Centre a case study



A Revised M-CHAT

The M-CHAT had 23 items and could be completed by a parent in just a few minutes.

By: Robins et al.

Living and Dealing with Autistic Children.pdf

Living and Dealing with Autistic Children: A Case Study of a Nigerian Family in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

By: Pauline Ann Baba


Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised with Follow-Up



A New Definition of Autism

Autism as classically defined was and is a devastating disorder. It was a severely incapacitating disability that was relatively rare. It occurred in approximately 1-2 infants

per 10,000 births.

The Scottish Strategy.pdf

The Scottish Strategy for Autism

Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder more commonly referred to as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but also known as autism spectrum condition (ASC).

By: The Scottish Government

The history and significance of the autism spectrum.pdf

The history and significance of the autism spectrum

Follow this and additional works at: http://utdr.utoledo.edu/thes es-dissertations

By: Walter Atkins

What We Know-What We Need.pdf


What We Know | What We Need

Click here to see  video

By:  Wendy Fournier

Triad of Symptoms for Autism in respect of implications for Inclusive.pdf

Triad of Symptoms for Autism in respect of implications for Inclusive

Setting: an Analysis

By: Vijay K. Grover

How to understand autism - the easy way

By :Alexander Durig

Facing Autism: Giving Parents Reasons for Hope and Guidance for Help

By:  Lynn M. Hamilton

Thinking in Pictures

Temple Grandin’s Thinking in Pictures seamlessly combines aspects from an ...

By: Temple Grandin

Autism and the God Connection: Redefining the Autistic Experience Through Extraordinary Accounts of Spiritual Giftedness

By: William Stillman

The Autistic Brain

A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate

By: Temple Grandin, Richard Panek

The Autism Answer Book

It is currently estimated that 1 in 150 kids are affected by autism-and that number is increasing at an alarming rate.

By: William Stillman

Special-Needs Kids Eat Right: Strategies to Help Kids on the Autism Spectrum Focus, Learn, and Thrive

By: Judy Converse

Straight Talk on Autism

Everyone who cares for or works with a child with autism will wear out their copy of this book.

By: Travis Thompson

Autism (Understanding Diseases and Disorders)

By: Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Autism 24/7: A Family Guide to Learning at Home and in the Community

By: Andy Bondy and Lori Frost

Autism: The Facts

Coping with a diagnosis of autism can be a troubling and confusing experience for parents.

By: Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen, Patrick Bolton

The Autism Puzzle: Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates

By: Brita Belli

Autism, Nightmare Without End

By: Dorothy Johnson Beavers

The Autism Encyclopedia

500+ entries for parents and professionals.

By: John T. Neisworth

Coach Yourself Through the Autism Spectrum

Parenting a child with autism can be isolating, draining, and stressful.

By: Ruth Knott Schroeder

Targeting Autism: What We Know, Don't Know, and Can Do to Help Young Children with Autism and Related Disorders

By: Shirley Cohen

Autism: Preparing for Adulthood

Autism is a life-long, often devastating disorder, that profoundly affects almost every aspect of an individual's functioning.

By: Patricia Howlin

Engaging Autism

Grateful parents and professionals worldwide have welcomed this essential guide to the highly recommended.

By: Stanley Greenspan

Autism Life Skills

Award-winning autism expert Chantal Sicile-Kira presents a positive and empowering

By: Chantal Sicile-Kira

Overcoming Autism

Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Child's Life

By: Claire Scovell LaZebnik

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identification, Education, and Treatment

By: Dianne Berkell Zager

Animals in Translation

Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior

By: Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson

Delivered from Distraction

Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder

By: John Ratey

An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn

By: Geraldine Dawson, Laurie A. Vismara, and Sally J. Rogers