People's Resource Guide To Autism

Approximately 1.5 million people are currently affected by autism, a term used to refer to Pervasive Developmental Disorders, in the United States. Many parents are clamoring for information about this growing epidemic, and more seems to become available every day as scientists begin to understand its causes and the most effective forms of treatment. Below are links meant to help anyone seeking this information.

History of Autism

  • Autism Timeline – Click on the important dates to learn more about the history of autism.
  • The History of Autism – Learn the history and how it came to be understood the way we understand it today.

Signs of Autism

  • Autism 101 – A resource on autism characteristics, including cognition, selective attention, and concrete processing.
  • Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders – Information on the three core characteristics according to the DS-IV-TR.

Classifications of Autism

Causes of Autism

Mechanisms of Autism

  • Science Daily – An article on possible mechanisms which might be behind autism’s mutations.
  • Autism: An Overview – More information on autism, including contemporary thoughts regarding possible mechanisms for how autism occurs.

Screening Autism

  • Recommended Screening Tools – First Signs gives you their best autism screening tools based on a comparison of current tests.
  • Autism United – AU gives you a five minute screening test for one year olds.

Diagnosing Autism

Management of Autism

Projection of Autism

Epidemiology of Autism

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