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Autism


Topics: | Autism |

Related Topics : | Asperger Syndrome | Disabilities | Birth Defects |

Service Related: | Support Groups | Professional Associations | Key Information Sources |

Languages: | Chinese | English | Finnish | Spanish |

Notes per Visitors  
... Pervasive Developmental Disorder affecting nearly 1/150 children born ... more common than Down's syndrome ... disorder of social skills, language and behavior ... males being four times more likely to be affected than females ... there is an association of autism with other syndromes such as Fragile X, Tourette's syndrome, and Epilepsy ... etiology of autism is unclear ... controversy about a link between autism and vaccinations ... manifest as early as eight to twentyfour months ... diagnosable between twentyfour and thirtysix months ... Early intervention is the key to help autistic children ...

The Autism Society of America Home Page
Visitor Comments [Support Group] "... good website ... basic information about diagnosis ..."
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life … Occur in as many as 1 in 500 individuals … Autism is four times more prevalent in boys … Knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries. The disorder makes it hard for them to communicate … Over one half million people in the U.S. today have autism or some form of pervasive developmental disorder.

NINDS Autism Information Page
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, June 1, 2007
Visitor Comments "... list of organizations ... also a link to research trials ..."
Autism is classified as one of the pervasive developmental disorders of the brain ... not a disease ... show three types of symptoms: impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual or severely limited activities and interests. ... abnormal responses to sounds, touch, or other sensory stimulation ... appear during the first three years of childhood and continue through life. Recent studies strongly suggest that some people have a genetic predisposition to autism...

Autism Research Institute
May 2, 2007
Visitor Comments "Dispels the myth that autism is caused by bad parenting."
A non-profit organization … Established in 1967 … Devoted to conducting research, and to disseminating the results of research …

Autism Organisations and Services Worldwide
Action for Autism, April 15, 2007
Visitor Comments "Excellent website ... information about Autism societies throughout the world."

MayoClinic
Visitor Comments "Excellent website ... one of the best."
Autism - Diagnosis … Treatment … Causes…

The Autism Depot
Bob Dellicker, August 3, 2001
Visitor Comments "... helpful list of books written about autism ..."

Pervasive Developmental Disorder: Autism
James Robert Brasic, MD, MPH, eMedicine, July 31, 2006
Visitor Comments "... reliable source of information ..."

Autism Articles
eMedTV, 2007

Austism Speaks
Visitor Comments "... multi-national organization devoted to education, research, and awareness ..."

Asperger's Disorder Homepage
R. Kaan Ozbayrak, MD, April 24, 2007

El Autismo/PDD
Visitor Comments [Spanish]
El autismo y el trastorno generalizado del desarrollo no especificado ("Pervasive Developmental Disorder-not otherwise specified," o PDD-NOS) son discapacidades del desarrollo que comparten muchas de las mismas caracteristicas. Generalmente evidentes antes de los tres anos de edad, tanto el autismo como el PDD-NOS son trastornos neurologicos que afectan la habilidad del nino en cuanto a comunicacion, comprension del lenguaje, juego, y su relacion con los demas …

Center for the Study of Autism
Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.
Visitor Comments [Chinese]

Autismiliitto/Autismförbundet/
Visitor Comments [Finnish]
Finnish Association for Autism ...

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Last Updated: 2008/06/11

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