Understanding Autism: Information, Resources, and Support

With 1.5 million Americans already affected, autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States at 10 to 17 percent each year. Find out more about the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and where to get help.
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Autism Information

The Department of Human and Health Services' Autism Information Center provides an in-depth look at autism and autism spectrum disorders.

 

The Center for the Study of Autism provides a clear overview of the disability, as well as a breakdown of subgroups and related disorders. Dozens of research papers written by doctors are also available for viewing, covering practical applications like the effects of medication, the best jobs for people suffering from autism or Asperger's Syndrome, and teaching tips for people with autism.

 

A nonprofit organization founded in 1967, the Autism Research Institute is dedicated to conducting research on the causes of autism and the methods of preventing, diagnosing, and treating autism.

 

Exploring Autism provides a history of the disability, the intersection between genetics and autism, and how the environment affects autistic people. EA also offers a half dozen first-person accounts of people affected by autism -- parents of autistic children and autistic individuals themselves.

 
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