Families of children who are diagnosed on the autism spectrum want others to know that each son or daughter with autism is as unique and different from one another as their mainstream peers. They also stress awareness of best practices that benefit most children and teens who have autism.
Autism Spectrum - Adolescent Issues and Privacy
Preteens and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders need information about puberty and adolescence, including training in privacy, while experiencing the same mixed messages from media that confuse and mislead their mainstream peers
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders include autism, Asperger's Syndrome, pervasive developmental disability
Autism, Nutrition and Special Diets
Some children with autism have food allergies or digestive disorders that require medical treatment. Families who are investigating and trying out dietary interventions claimed to treat autism spectrum disorders by eliminating specific kinds of foods should have their child followed closely by a doc
Communication, Autism, and Disability
A woman who has autism, Amanda Baggs, posted a video on You Tube about how she interacts with her environment and communicates
Diagnosis - Autism Spectrum Disorder
There are several diagnoses on the autism spectrum that alert us to the diversity of the condition, but children within each diagnostic group also have a wide variation in how their diagnosis is expressed.
Early Diagnosis of Autism in Infants and Toddlers
Many children who show signs of autism at 14 to 36 months old can be diagnosed, and receive appropriate intervention, support and encouragement when health care professionals and parents have the best information and resources available.
Recognizing Early Signs of Autism
Recognizing early signs of autism helps families find resources and support for very young children with autism spectrum disorders. The autism video glossary shows film clips of autism symptoms, helping families reach professionals to find an earlier diagnosis and early intervention options.
WrightsLaw on Autism [offsite link]
WrightsLaw is the best on the Web when understanding the special education system, and if you have an autistic child, then check it out for all your information and advocacy needs.
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