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    Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders
    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by:

    Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts;

    Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities;

    Symptoms must be present in the early developmental period (typically recognized in the first two years of life); and,

    Symptoms cause clinically significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of current functioning.

    Most people who develop ASD have no reported family history of autism, suggesting that random, rare, and possibly many gene mutations are likely to affect a person's risk. Any change to normal genetic information is called a mutation. Mutations can be inherited, but some arise for no reason. Mutations can be helpful, harmful, or have no effect. More information about clinical trials on ASD funded by the National Institute of Mental Health is available on the website. - 29-Dec-2005 - Hits: 175 - Rate This | Details
    Autism Independent UK Top Rated
    Autism Independent UK helps to increase awareness of autism to the notice of all, together with well established and newly developed approaches in the diagnosis, assessment, education and treatment. The main goal is to improve the quality of life for persons with Autism, giving them a chance to take their rightful place within their local community where they can live, work and play. - 17-Jan-2000 - Hits: 528 - Rate This | Details
    Autism Society
    Autism Society of America (ASA) is the leading voice and resource of the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, research and support. ASA, a chapter and member-based organization, is committed to meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. ASA accomplishes its ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful network of chapters, members, supporters and organizations. - 25-Dec-2005 - Hits: 79 - Rate This | Details
    Fact Sheet on Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and Related Disorders--A Guide for Parents
    Autism-help is the work of Barry Morris, an Australian social worker with web skills and a social conscience. The site contains an extensive array of free articles on autism, aspergers and pervasive developmental disorders. Parents of children with these disorders will find articles on diagnosis, treatment, communication, behaviour and learning and where to find support. As with any of these kinds of sites, readers should use the information as a guide only and seek professional advice for confirmation. - 11-Jun-2007 - Hits: 300 - Rate This | Details
    IAN Project - Autism Spectrum Disorder research and community Top Rated
    What is the IAN Project? IAN, the Interactive Autism Network, is an innovative online project designed to accelerate the pace of autism research by linking researchers and families. Anyone impacted by an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can become part of IAN's online community to stay informed about autism research, provide feedback, and make their voices heard.

    In addition, families of children with an ASD can share information in a secure online setting and become part of the nation's largest online research effort. As a result, researchers will obtain valuable data, explain findings, and collaborate with families and one another. This dynamic exchange could lead to new discoveries about causes, diagnosis, treatments, and a possible cure for this puzzling group of disorders. - 12-Jun-2007 - Hits: 77 - Rate This | Details
    Max 'n Me Studio
    Autism Spectrum Disorder mainly impacts sensory processing, social skills development and language abilities. In 2010, Max and I began making art together and it turned out so great that we took it around and sold it in galleries and art shows. Our books have been described as "Dr Seuss meets the new millennium". - 25-Apr-2013 - Hits: 110 - Rate This | Details
    Skill Sprout LLC
    Skill Sprout, LLC is dedicated to providing in-home and clinic-based therapeutic services for children with autism and other developmental delays from birth to age 22 to areas of Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Texas. Services include ABA therapy, occupational and physical therapy, speech and language therapy, screening and diagnostics. Clinics are located in Peoria, Washington, Normal, Springfield, Lombard, and Northbrook, IL. - 3-Sep-2015 - Hits: 29 - Rate This | Details
    The Autism Acceptance Project Top Rated
    The Autism Acceptance Project (TAAP) seeks to "promote acceptance of and accommodations for autistic people in society".

    Advised and headed by health professionals and people with autism and asperger spectrum disorders, the TAAP website is an excellent resource for professionals and consumers in the area of autism. - 12-Jun-2007 - Hits: 136 - Rate This | Details