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100 Day Kit For Newly Diagnosed Families of Young Children
A Parent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder - Autism is a group of developmental brain disorders, collectively called autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
By: National institutes of Health
All About Autistic Spectrum Disorders
A booklet for parents and carers
By: The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Autism: Mind and Brain
Autism is probably the most fascinating and puzzling of all developmental
By: UTA FRITH, ELISABETH L. HILL
Does the Autistic Brain Lack Core Modules?
By: Morton Ann Gernsbacher & Jennifer L. Frymiare
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder By: Connie Wong, Samuel L. Odom, Kara Hume, Ann W. Cox, Angel Fettig, Suzanne Kucharczyk, Matthew E. Brock, Joshua B. Plavnick
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.
Early Support For Children, Young People and Families
Information about autism
By: © Crown
How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome
for Parents and Professionals
By: Chris Williams and Barry Wright
Autism spectrum disorders & other developmental disorders
From raising awareness to building capacity
By: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Autism Spectrum Disorders:
It is a starting point for families with a newly diagnosed child or adult, as well as agencies,
professionals and students learning about ASDs for the first time.
By: Autism Victoria