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  • ASD & SPD Parents' Pages UK
    This site is to help other parents/carers of ASD children. The site includes links to information pages for friends/family members, brothers and sisters of ASD children, Our Journey amongst others that have been written to try to help. There is also a UK based discussion forum for support and also links to other websites.

  • Ahead with Autism
    Dedicated to increasing public and professional awareness of autism spectrum disorders, Ahead with Autism provides information and support to enhance the social, communicative and life skill development of individuals with autistic spectrum disorders.

  • Ariel's Homepage
    This site provides information about autism and plagiocephaly. It also provides, information, links and support.

  • Austin Child Guidance Center
    The mission of the Austin Child Guidance Center is to promote the mental health of children and their families through early intervention, diagnosis and treatment so that they will gain hope, understanding and skills to improve their emotional and behavioral functioning.

  • Autism 99 A National Emergency
    The just released Report on Autism to the California Legislature, shows a massive and persistent rise in the incidence of this disease. "In the past 10 years, California has had a 273% increase in the number of children with autism who enter the developmental services system---1,685 new cases last year alone" said State Senate President pro Tem John Burton in a press conference, following the release of the report. This spectacular increase reported was evident in all regional centers from San Diego to Eureka

  • Autism Academy "Behavioral Programming for Children with Autism"
    We have realized that books and videos have left some educators and parents bewildered. Either it's numerous books with superfluous information - not relevant to their specific needs, or videos that run from start to finish, with no clear way of relocating specific areas of learning. Try finding that particular lecture in your 2 hr. long video with your VCR's fast-forward or rewind button? Not an easy or pleasant task. The answer is the Autism Academy CD-ROM!

  • Autism:An Overview
    Autism: An Overview and Theories on Its Causes - From the Healing Center On-Line, this page provides an introduction and quick index to the many theories of autism

  • Autism Behavior Consultants
    Autism Behavior Consultants (ABC) is an agency specializing in the treatment of autism and related developmental disorder using discrete trial training (DTT).

  • Autism Center
    From the commercial site Patientcenters.com, this page provides monthly journal articles about autism, as well as a bibliography of autism-related books, journals, and papers.

  • AUTISM CURRENT ISSUES 5-Articles by Mike Connor, Chartered Educational Psychologist.
    Covers: Theory of Mind; Meeting Special Educational Needs of Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders; Biomedical Interventions; Intensive Behavioural Intervention

  • Autism Diet Therapy
    Begin using the GFCF Diet. Includes an explanation of Diet,printable food list and acceptable/Unacceptable Ingredients. Also Lab Information for Testing.

  • Autism FAQ - Controversies
    These are subjects which can stir up debate on the AUTISM mailing list and would presumably do so in any diverse group of autistic people and people involved with autism. If you have to deal with autism, you should at least be aware that there are such points of controversy. In fact, it is likely the that no matter what this memo says on these issues, there will be complaints

  • Autism FAQ - Treatment
    There is no standard, universally accepted treatment of autism; in fact, every single method has its detractors. General approaches may be summarized as follows.

  • Autism In The Classroom
    What are some tips and strategies for helping students with autism achieve their fullest potential? And how can teachers cultivate the best learning environment in their classrooms? Explore these and other issues surrounding Autism in the Classroom.

  • Autism Network For Dietary Intervention
    Providing help and support for families that are using a gluten free and Casien Free diet to treat their child's autism or related developmental disabilities.

  • Autism Network International
    Welcome to the homepage for Autism Network International, an autistic-run self-help and advocacy organization for autistic people.

  • Autism/PDD Resources Network
    The purpose of this site is to guide you to the key issues associated with spectrum disorders.

  • Autism Remains a Medical Mystery
    Autism occurs in five out of 10,000 live births. The condition is four times more likely in boys than girls and knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries. Family income, lifestyle, and educational levels do not affect the chance of a child having autism. It is estimated that nearly 400,000 people in the United States today has some form of the condition.

  • Autism Research Foundation
    Researchers investigating neurological underpinnings of autism and related disorders.

  • Autism Research Institute
    The Autism Research Institute (ARI), a non-profit organization, was established in 1967. ARI is primarily devoted to conducting research, and to disseminating the results of research, on the causes of autism and on methods of preventing, diagnosing and treating autism and other severe behavioral disorders of childhood.

  • Autism Resources
    Extensive site with map showing autism resources throughout the USA and links to organizations,special education resources,therapies and medical facilities.

  • Autism Society of America
    The Autism Society of America promotes the active and informed involvement of family members and the individual with autism in the planning of individualized, appropriate services and supports.

  • Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati
    The Autism Society of America promotes the active and informed involvement of family members and the individual with autism in the planning of individualized, appropriate services and supports.

  • AutismWeb
    AutismWeb - A parents' guide to the diagnosis, treatment and education of children with autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder and related disorders.

  • Autistics.org.
    The immediate goal of autistics.org is to build a global database of information and resources by and for persons on the autistic spectrum.

  • Basic Information About Dietary Control of Autism
    It is hotly debated issue, but some have found that the use of a gluten free diet can be effectively used in the control of Autism.

    We created this website because we were anxious to provide a place where a variety of information on Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) could be obtained. This is a good place to come whether you are new to the diagnosis or a seasoned pro. We offer all sorts of hints, strategies, links and suggested reading on topics.

  • Books About Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and PDD
    Books about autism, Asperger's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder. For sufferers, parents, and professionals. A few books by the sufferers themselves.

  • Brain Training
    Cognitive development is stimulated by providing children with activities and information that matches their developmental level, allowing them to explore and interact freely with materials, and then using simple techniques to help them understand the meaning of what they experience.

  • Brenen Hornstein Autism Research & Education
    he purpose of this web page is to provide you, the parent, with information about the different options that are used in the treatment of autism. The BHARE Foundation may not endorse all of the treatments on this site.

    The BRIDGES FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM program has been developed by Educational Models, Inc BRIDGES is a complete training program developed to help parents, teachers, physicians and other caregivers establish an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program. for children with autism.

  • CDC: Vaccines and Autism
    The currently available scientific evidence does not support the hypothesis that vaccines cause autism. We recognize there is considerable parent interest in this issue, and therefore support additional research regarding this hypothesis. We are doing so because we are committed to ensuring the safest immunization program possible (child health).

  • Center for the Study of Autism
    Links to everything about autism and related disroders.

  • Communication in Autism
    Overview of language development and impairment of autistic children.

  • CranioSacral Therapy - Healing-Arts.org
    One popular alternative therapy for children with autism is Craniosacral therapy. Frequently prescribed by Dr. Mehl-Madrona, Cranio-sacral therapy is a gentle hands-on approach which helps improve central nervous system function and dissolve the effects of stress. It also helps boost the immune system and can be used for a number of infantile disorders in addition to autism.

  • Diagnostic Criteria for 299.00 Autistic Disorder
    [The following is from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM IV](I) A total of six (or more) items from (A), (B), and (C), with at least two from (A), and one each from (B) and (C).

    The purpose of this manual is to describe a set of training procedures to teach important pivotal behaviors to children with autism. By "pivotal behaviors" we mean behaviors that seem to be central to wide areas of functioning. Positive changes in pivotal behaviors should have widespread positive effects on many other behaviors and therefore constitute an efficient way to produce generalized improvements in the behavior of children with autism.

    Resource Page for Physicians, Researchers, and Parents of Autism-Spectrum Children -Human herpesvirus 6 is ubiquitous; most children and adults are infected with this virus and effectively immunosuppress it. However, individuals with immune-impairments may have atypical responses to HHV6; and in the autism-spectrum immune panels I've perused, many report atypical elevations of anti-HHV6 antibodies, often along with other immune atypicalities.

  • Ideas About Autism
    Ideas About Autism is a site set-up to give parents, educators, researchers and PhD Candidates innovative ideas on ways to approach autism.

  • Is there a link between Autism and the MMR vaccine?
    Despite, or perhaps because of, the successes of the immunizations program in the United States a vocal minority of parents has cast doubt on the wisdom of having their children immunized. An increase in the number of reported cases of autism is currently fueling a grass-roots movement of parents determined to expose what they believe is a connection between autism and the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine, particularly with the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine.

  • List of Autism Treatments From the BHARE Foundation
    Current Treatments For children with autism outlined and explained here.

  • Living with impairment: the effects on children of having an autistic sibling
    by Patricia Howlin. Looking first at previous research into how siblings are affected by having an autistic brother or sister, Professor Howlin then goes on to suggest some very practical steps parents can take to alleviate problems in family relationships/

  • Looking Up Autism
    LOOKING UP is a new, monthly 40-page international newsletter devoted to autism. Aimed at parents and professionals alike, it is a lively and informative mix of the very latest findings in autism research from around the world and articles which explore the impact of autism in all areas

  • MAT: Medicine for Autism Today
    MAT: Medicine for Autism Today offers several unique aspects that differentiate us from other Autism Organizations. While we fully support and applaud the work done by other organizations we hope to expand our resources to include several other disabilities that fall under the umbrella of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and NIDS-Neuro Immune Dysfunction Syndrome.

  • National Autism Committee
    Welcome to the web page of the Autism National Committee (AUTCOM)! This is the only autism advocacy organization dedicated to "Social Justice for All Citizens with Autism" through a shared vision and a commitment to positive approaches. Our organization was founded in 1990 to protect and advance the human rights and civil rights of all persons with autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and related differences of communication and behavior.

  • National Institute of Mental Health Autism Page
    A general introduction to autism, provided by the National Institute of Mental Health.

  • Oliver's Autism Guide
    When out and about situations arise where Oliver's behaviour can draw attention. We find ourselves explaining about Oliver and his autism. As an unobtrusive means of explanation and a strategy to avoid verbal repetition, we produced an information leaflet / guide.

  • Other Interventions: General Holistic Systems
    The following excerpt is taken from Chapter Seven of Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Help by Mitzi Waltz, copyright 1999 by O'Reilly & Associates, IncPermission is granted to print and distribute this excerpt for noncommercial use as long as the above source is included

  • "Peaceful Coexistence" Autism, Asperger's, Hyperlexia .
    Lynn Richman professor and directory of the division of pediatric psychology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He directs the Pediatric Learning Disorders Clinic. This article is adapted from his presentation at the conference on hyperlexia held in Oak Brook Illinois, October, 1996.

  • Recommended Books About Autism
    From Our Kids Website a list of book recommended for Autism and Aspergers Syndrome.

  • Resources in Autism Education (RAE)
    Resources in Autism Education (RAE) provides first-rate behavioral intervention services to children with autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

  • Special Abilities
    Welcome to Special Abilities, a non-profit charitable organization that focuses its efforts in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

  • Special Child Magazine-Autism
    Features and Characteristics of Autism explained along with resources and other information.

  • SUBOPTIMALITY SCORES AND AUTISM clues to causation in autism-subgroups
    The concept "suboptimality score" refers to a numeric score based upon the number of prenatal, perinatal, and neonatal factors present in the medical history and/or the maternally recollected history of a given child; and suboptimality scores have been used in a number of autism studies, whose findings provide clues to causation in various autism-spectrum subgroups. by Teresa Binstock Researcher in Developmental and Behavioral Neuroanatomy.

  • The Autism Depot
    This page is meant to be a resource for parents of autistic children.

  • The Autism Depot-Book Reviews
    The best books about autism with a review of each.

  • The Autism Society of America
    The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to autism.

  • The Definition and Prevalence of Autism
    A Review by Lorna Wing. 1993 article covers the various criteria for defining Autism and summarises the findings of numerous research projects

  • The Indiana Resource Center for Autism
    (IRCA) staff conduct outreach training and consultations, engage in research, and develop and disseminate information focused on building the capacity of local communities, organizations, and families to support children and adults across the autism spectrum in typical work, school, home, and community settings

  • Vaccination Around Pregnancy-Autism Connection
    Two studies, published in late December 1999, described the very high incidence of autism in children whose mothers had received live virus vaccines in the postpartum period (1), prior to conception and during pregnancy.

  • Vitamin A/Bethanecol Treatment for Autism
    The following description is based on listening to Dr. Mary Megson speak at the 1999 DAN Conference via an audiotape.

  • What is Behavioral Intervention?
    A behavioral intervention program meeting the standards set by pioneers in this field will include several elements. These are outlined here.

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