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International Birth Defects Information Systems

International Birth Defects Information Systems


Topics: | Autism |

Related Topics : | Asperger Syndrome | Disabilities | Birth Defects |

Service Related: | Support Groups | Professional Associations | Key Information Sources |

Languages: | Chinese | English | Finnish | Spanish |

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... Pervasive Developmental Disorder affecting nearly 1/150 children born ... more common than Down's syndrome ... disorder of social skills, language and behavior ... males being four times more likely to be affected than females ... there is an association of autism with other syndromes such as Fragile X, Tourette's syndrome, and Epilepsy ... etiology of autism is unclear ... controversy about a link between autism and vaccinations ... manifest as early as eight to twentyfour months ... diagnosable between twentyfour and thirtysix months ... Early intervention is the key to help autistic children ...

The Autism Society of America Home Page
Visitor Comments [Support Group] "... good website ... basic information about diagnosis ..."
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life … Occur in as many as 1 in 500 individuals … Autism is four times more prevalent in boys … Knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries. The disorder makes it hard for them to communicate … Over one half million people in the U.S. today have autism or some form of pervasive developmental disorder.

NINDS Autism Information Page
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of neurodevelopment disorders that affect how people communicate, learn, behave, and socially interact. People may have repetitive and characteristic patterns of behavior or narrow interests. Not everyone who has ASD may have these symptoms, which are usually present from early childhood and affect daily functioning. Both children and adults can have ASD.

Autism Research Institute
The Autism Research Institute (ARI) works to support the health and well-being of people affected by autism through innovative, impactful research, and education. ARI is a leading advocate for autism research and a unique resource for individuals with ASD, their families, healthcare professionals and, last but certainly not least, investigators working to find key symptoms and signs for early diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

National Center for Autism India
Action for Autism is a not for profit organization that pioneered the autism movement in South Asia, and strives to access the rights of individuals with autism and their families. AFA is involved in lifespan activities including early intervention, education, assessments, work and employment, independent living, as well as awareness, advocacy and research. Our mission is to facilitate an inclusive and barrier free environment that enables the empowerment of persons with autism and their families; and to act as a catalyst for change that enables persons with autism to live as fully participating members of the community.

Visitor Comments "Excellent website ... one of the best."
Autism - Diagnosis … Treatment … Causes…

The Autism Depot
Bob Dellicker, August 3, 2001
Visitor Comments "... helpful list of books written about autism ..."

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition. ASD impacts about 1% of the population. Millions of children and adults with this disorder face lifelong difficulties with communication and nervous system effects. One area of focus for improving symptoms and quality of life for people with autism is sleep.
Visitor Comments "... reliable source of information ..."

Austism Speaks
Visitor Comments "... multi-national organization devoted to education, research, and awareness ..."

Asperger's Disorder Homepage
R. Kaan Ozbayrak, MD, April 24, 2007

Autism: How It Affects Communication and the Way People are Working to Improve It
Once viewed and addressed as separate disorders, autism spectrum disorder (autism or ASD for short), encompasses a range of conditions that impact an individual’s mental development and how they interact with and perceive others and their surroundings. These communication disorders can include social impairment, repetitive behaviors, and difficulty communicating.

Visitor Comments [Finnish]
Finnish Association for Autism ...


Last Updated: 2023/01/18


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