April is autism awareness month. Nearly 1 out of every 88 children born today will develop some form of Autism spectrum disorder (Centers for Disease Control, 2008). Since this is not our area of expertise and we are not medical doctors, we thought that we would provide a few evidence-based resources for you to get more information about this disorder.
- Visit the UC Davis Mind Institute, an international research center, for their latest research studies related to prevention and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.
- The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, is also a dependable site for research on autism including mapping of genes linked to autism.
- The Autism Society provides information, support, and resources for families living with an autistic child. They also are a reliable source for the latest information in both local and national news about autism.
- For general information about Autism spectrum disorders visit autismspeaks.org.
These are just a few of the resources out there. We encourage you to always search for evidence-based information when making decisions of what resources to review!
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