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Autism For Family & Friends

Autism , or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is characterized by the DSM-5 as a Neurodevelopmental Disorder, in which an individual demonstrates a deficiency in mutual (reciprocal) social communications or interactions along with repetitive behaviors or activities, limited interests, and a...

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Autism For Teachers & Practitioners

Autism , or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is characterized by the DSM-5 as a Neurodevelopmental Disorder, in which an individual demonstrates a deficiency in mutual (reciprocal) social communications or interactions along with repetitive behaviors or activities, limited interests, and a...

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Autism

Autism , or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is characterized by the DSM-5 as a Neurodevelopmental Disorder, in which an individual demonstrates a deficiency in mutual (reciprocal) social communications or interactions along with repetitive behaviors or activities, limited interests, and a...

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If you have a child with autism, there are many resources available to help your child live as normally as possible. For those who know children with autism, knowing how to understand their behaviors can go a long way in helping them to feel comfortable and ordinary. In the book "Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew," author Ellen Notbohm, a mother of an autistic child, breaks down the nuances of interacting with autistic children.
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...
Approximately 1 in 88 children suffer from an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC') . The disorder occurs among all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. As in most conditions, researchers believe that ASD is due to a...

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