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Definition Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. Alternative Names Pervasive developmental disorder - autism; Autistic spectrum disorder Causes, incidence, and risk factors Autism...
General Interventions for Home and at School The Syracuse Community-Referenced Curriculum Guide For Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities . By Alison Ford, Ph.D., Roberta Schnorr, M.S., Luanna Meyer, Ph.D., Linda Davern, M.S., (Syracuse University), Jim Black, M.S., and Patrick Dempsey (...
Autism is clearly a disorder that affects the functioning of the child with the diagnosis. It also profoundly affects the entire family -- parents, siblings, and the extended family. Recognizing and coping with these effects is an important process for family members not only to care effectively...
The world's foremost author and advocate of autism research, Temple Grandin has made yet another important contribution to the writings on the disease with her book The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum. Thinking Across the Spectrum focuses on the autistic spectrum, from the overly shy child to severe cases. The amount of research done on the subject can be confusing, but Grandin breaks it down for us.
Even though autism was first diagnosed and defined in 1943, the cause of the sometimes debilitating neurodevelopmental disorder is still unknown. That vexing ambiguity has led to a number of widespread misunderstandings about the condition, including the pernicious belief that autism is somehow...

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