Health Facts Plus: Autism

Health Facts Plus: Autism

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Scientists Identify Gene Mutation in Autism (12/18/2006, Reuters Health)

Autism Linked to Brain''s ''Fear Center'' (12/07/2006, HealthDay)

Brain’s Fear Center Shrinks in Autism’s Most Severely Socially-Impaired (12/04/2006, National Institute of Mental Health)

Gene Linked to Autism in Families with More Than One Affected Child (10/17/2006, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)

Brain Study Sheds Light on Autism (10/16/2006, HealthDay)

From the National Institutes of Health

Autism (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary Autism (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)Also available in Spanish Autism Overview: What We Know (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) - Links to PDFAlso available in Spanish Autism Research at the NICHD (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders) (National Institute of Mental Health) Pervasive Developmental Disorders (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary

Autism (National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities) Autism (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

Characteristics of Autism (Autism Society of America) Diagnosing & Evaluating Autism: Part 1 (Center for Autism & Related Disabilities) - Links to PDF Also available in Spanish Diagnosing & Evaluating Autism: Part 2 (Center for Autism & Related Disabilities) - Links to PDF Also available in Spanish Diagnosis and Consultation (Autism Society of America) Learn the Signs. Act Early (National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities) Also available in Spanish

Autism: Education (Autism Society of America) Autism: Treatment (Autism Society of America) Behavioral Intervention for Children with Autism (Cleveland Clinic Foundation)

Understanding Autism: Occupational Therapy (American Occupational Therapy Association)

Living with Autism (Autism Society of America)

FDA Approves the First Drug to Treat Irritability Associated with Autism, Risperdal (Food and Drug Administration)

Autism and Communication (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders) Also available in Spanish

Autism and the MMR Vaccine (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Also available in Spanish Choosing Professionals & Coordinating Services (Center for Autism & Related Disabilities) - Links to PDF Also available in Spanish FAQs about MMR Vaccine & Autism (National Immunization Program) Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) (Nemours Foundation) Positive Behavior Support (PBS) (Center for Autism & Related Disabilities) - Links to PDF Vaccines and Autism Theory (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Also available in Spanish

ClinicalTrials.gov: Autistic Disorder (National Institutes of Health)

Autism and Genes (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) - Links to PDF Also available in Spanish

Beyond Social Awkwardness: Problems with "Reading" Faces? (11/22/2005, American Academy of Neurology) Brains of People with Autism Recall Letters of the Alphabet in Brain Areas Dealing with Shapes (11/29/2004, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Mutant Mice Exhibit Abnormal Social Interactions and Brain Changes; Possible Animal Model for Autism Spectrum Disorders (08/14/2006, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) NICHD Autism Research (11/02/2004, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)

Find a Chapter (Autism Society of America)

Autism Society of America National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Also available in Spanish National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institute of Mental Health National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Autism Facts and Statistics (Autism Society of America)

Autism (Nemours Foundation) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Quest (National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities) Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Nemours Foundation) Understanding Autism (Nemours Foundation)

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The primary NIH organization for research on Autism is the

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Date last updated: 19 December 2006 Topic last reviewed: 23 October 2006