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Autism and Children

Autism can cause children to have problems with communication, interacting socially with others and they may have certain repetitive behaviors. Learn about how to diagnosis and treat children with autism and where to go for more help.

Autism Health and Safety Issues
Even after they have done a lot of research, many parents of children with autism still aren't aware of many important health and safety issues, such as wandering, high rates of accidents, problems during puberty, or the possible need for guardianship when your child with autism turns 18.

Autism Checklists for Toddlers
When people talk about tests for autism, they are usually referring to an autism checklist that can be used to screen toddlers for autism, and not a blood test.

How to Get a Diagnosis of Autism
Review some of the steps to take to get your child evaluated for autism, including a comprehensive autism evaluation.

Autism Screening Quiz
Does your child have any signs or symptoms of autism? Try our autism screening quiz to find out if your child needs further evaluation for autism or other communication disorder.

Early Signs of Autism
Learn more about the early signs of autism and what you should do when you have concerns about your child's development.

Autism's False Prophets
Autism's False Prophets is a must read for any parent who has questioned their decision about vaccinating their child, is delaying getting vaccines because of worries about reports of links between vaccines and autism, and everyone else who wants more information about the quest for cures for autism, why vaccines were blamed for the rise in autism, and what may have motivated everyone involved in the autism debate.

Risperdal for Autism
The FDA recently approved the use of risperidone or Risperdal orally disintegrating tablets for 'the symptomatic treatment of irritability in autistic children and adolescents' with autism.

Could It Be Autism? Book Review
Could It Be Autism? is a great resource for parents and Pediatricians to help them recognize the first signs of autism, know what further testing should be done when a developmental problem is suspected, and understanding what treatments are available.

Autism Research and Clinical Trials
Learn more about research and clinical trials for children with autism.

Autism Treatments
Review how to evaluate possible treatments for your child with autism, including dietary interventions, supplements, and medications.

Alternative Autism Treatments
Review what you can do if you are interested in alternative autism treatments, such as a gluten free diet, secretin therapy, chelation therapy, or vitamin therapy, and your Pediatrician isn't familiar with them.

Autism Symptoms
Review some of the symptoms of autism, which can cause a child to communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most children.

How Is Autism Treated?
Review the educational, behavioral, medical treatments for autism.

What Causes Autism?
Review what causes autism.

How Is Autism Diagnosed?
Review how autism is diagnosed.

What Are Some Common Signs Of Autism?
Review some of the common signs of autism in children.

What Is Autism?
Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests.

Healthy Sleep Habits for Special Needs Kids
Review tips to help your special needs child with autism, ADHD, or depression, etc., get a good night's sleep.

Autism in Children
Autism in children is a baffling brain disorder. Learn what autism is, how it is diagnosed, causes, accompanying disorders, and treatment options, including medications, educational disorders, and how to cope.

Coping with a Diagnosis of Autism
Review how a parent might be in denial that their child has autism or other developmental problem and how to help them cope with the diagnosis.

About Autism
Join Autism Spectrum Disorders Guide Lisa Jo Rudy to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and discover how parents, kids and adults are coping and thriving.

First Signs
A national non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents and physicians about the early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders.

A Parent's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder
National Institute of Mental Health guide to autism, with info on the symptoms of autism, causes, diagnosis and treatments.

Autism Society of America
Information about autism, plus resources and support for parents and families with children that have autism, including causes, diagnosis, and interventions.

Clinical Trials in Treating Autism
ClinicalTrials.gov - Linking Patients to Medical Research about Autism.

Communication in Autism
Although the cause of speech and language problems in autism is unknown, many experts believe that the difficulties are caused by a variety of conditions that occur either before, during, or after birth affecting brain development. Learn about the communication problems of children with autism and how they are treated.

Facts About Autism
Information about autism spectrum disorders from the the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, including symptoms and treatments for autism, clinical trials, and news releases.

An OT Approach to Asperger Syndrome
Children with Asperger syndrome need intervention beyond improving social skills. Learn how occupational therapists can provide the vital link to helping them become successful adults.

Vaccines and Autism
The currently available scientific evidence does not support the hypothesis that vaccines cause autism. A message from the CDC.

Autism can cause children to have problems with communication, interacting socially with others and they may have certain repetitive behaviors.

An index of a vast number of websites on autism, reflecting a wide range of information and perspectives.

Autism Diva
Blog by the mother of a child with autism.

Thinking Person's Guide to Autism
Thinking Person's Guide to Autism book review.

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