Autism Spectrum Disorders
First Five Things to Do After Your Child Is Diagnosed with Autism
A handful of easy, quick suggestions to help you get a fast start on helping your child diagnosed with autism.
Before You Look for Information on Autism Spectrum Disorders
Start with these recommended resources for finding facts, strategies, and advice on parenting children with autism.
Preparing the School for Your Child with Autism
School can be a difficult place for children with autism -- academically, behaviorally and socially. Let the school know what your child needs to be safe and successful with these tips and printouts.
What Are Autism Spectrum Disorders?
A brief definition of disorders along the autism spectrum.
Video: Autism Signs and Symptoms
Autism signs and symptoms can sound abstract on the page, but this video illustrates things like lining up toys, stacking blocks, rocking head back and forth, and other repetitive behaviors as it catches a little boy named Kevin in the act.
Accommodation versus Assimilation
In an excerpt from "The Socially Included Child," author Laurie LeComer describes the difference between providing a child with accommodations and expecting the child to blend right in.
Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder
A fact sheet on autism and other pervasive developmental disorders, including Asperger syndrome and PDD, with information, resources, and recommended reading.
Sites of the Day: Autism Spectrum
Listing of sites on Autism Spectrum Disorders that have been featured as a About Parenting Special Needs Site of the Day.
ASDs on TV
Characters on the autism spectrum -- whether officially diagnosed or suspected by informed viewers -- are popping up all over the TV screen. Check...