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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER - Professional Resource Guide This professional resource guide from the Maternal and Child Health Library (MCH) presents resources about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) screening, diagnosis, treatment, care, and impact on family life. It includes tools for health care practices; training; improving state systems and services; research; and finding data and statistics, journal articles, reports, and other materials. Website
Autism Spectrum Disorders-Canadian American Research Consortium The mission of ASD-CARC is to work towards a better understanding of the causes, origins and effects of autism spectrum disorders, and the effects of treatment of persons with an ASD or a related disorder. ASD-CARC does research to uncover the different environmental and genetic factors that may contribute to the development of an ASD, identify subgroups of ASDs, develop methods for earlier and easier identification of an ASD, and identify and develop better treatment options for people with an ASD. Website
Autism Treatment Center of America The Autism Treatment Center of America teaches parents and professionals caring for children and adults challenged by Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), and all other developmental difficulties how to design and implement home-based/child-centered programs enabling their children to dramatically improve in all areas of learning, development, communication and skill acquisition. Website
Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorder Fact Sheet Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) is a neurologicaldisorder that affects a child's ability to communicate, understand language, play, and relate to others. PDD represents a distinct category of developmental disabilities that share many of the same characteristics. The different diagnostic terms that fall within the broad meaning of PDD, include: Autistic Disorder, Asperger?s Disorder, Rett's Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). Document
Autism: Contemporary Picture Books about Children and Families of Color Website
AWAARE Collaboration The Autism Wandering Awareness Alerts Response and Education (AWAARE) Collaboration is a working group of six national non-profit autism organizations whose mission is to prevent autism-related wandering incidents and deaths. Website
Baby Teeth Link Autism and Heavy Metals A recent study from the NIEHS has discovered that children with autism have more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese in their baby teeth, as compared to teeth of children who do not have autism. The differences in metal absorption for children with or without autism were especially significant during the months just before and after birth. The findings suggest that autism begins in the womb, and that our environment can increase a child's risk. Website
CDC - Austism Spectrum Disorder Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is committed to continuing to provide essential data on ASD, search for factors that put children at risk for ASD and possible causes, and develop resources that help identify children with ASD as early as possible. Website
CDC Act early Resources and supports for developmental reviews and identifying first signs of developmental concerns. Website
CDC Autism Fact Sheet The USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (USC UCEDD) has translated the "Learn the Signs. Act Early" Autism Fact Sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) into multiple languages to reach underserved populations. The Autism Fact Sheet provides a one-page tool for clinicians to share with families to raise awareness about developmental delay, which may be related to autism or other developmental disabilities. It is now available in Arabic, Armenian, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. Website