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UPDATED: June 2, 2003

What Is Autism, PDD, and Asperger's Syndrome?

TEEACH: Autism Primer: 20 Questions and Answers about Autism
DSM-IV Criteria for PDD Disorders
Plain Talk about PDD and the Diagnosis of Autism, Bernard Rimland
Manitoba FEAT
What Is Pervasive Development Disorder?
PDD Assessment/Screening Scale
PDD: What Parents Need to Know
CHAT: CHecklist for Autism in Toddlers
CHAT: CHecklist for Autism in Toddlers (from FEAT)
Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC): Autism Research Institute
CARS: Childhood Autism Rating Scale
Autism Network Resources for Physicians (includes links for assessment)
What Is Autism?
Autism: Recognizing the Signs in Early Childhood
What Is Autism and PDD?
Autism and PDD Network
Autism-Related Disorders in DSM-IV
Autism Resources: Definition of Autism
Asperger's Disorder Homepage
On-Line Asperger's Syndrome Information and Support
Autism Facts
Five Early Warning Signs of Autism
STATISTICS: Autism Increases in the U.S.
Detailed Autism Spectrum Information
The Asperger's Connection
What is Autism (from The Department of Developmental Services, California)
Tools for Parents of Children of Parents with Special Needs
PDD/Autism: A Clear, Practical Approach for the Parents (from
Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Department of Delopmental Services, CA (from The Schafer Autism Report)
Temple Grandin: My Experiences with Visual Thinking Sensory Problems and Communication Difficulties


Applied Behavioral Analysis: Procedures for Kids with Autism and Other Neuropsychological Disorders, by Dr. Gary Brown, Ph.D.
Little Bubba's Not Ready for Nashville Yet: Case Histories of Kids with Autism and Other Neuropsychological Disorders, by Dr. Gary Brown, Ph.D.
Emergence: Labelled Autistic, by Temple Grandin
BOOK: Thinking in Pictures, by Temple Grandin
Treating Autism: Parent Stories of Hope and Success, by Stephen Edelson
The World of the Autistic Child: Understanding and Treating Autistic Spectrum Disorders, by Bryna Siegel
Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family's Triumph over Autism, by Catherine Maurice
Enzymes for Autism and Other Neurological Conditions, by Karen DeFelice
Unravelling the Mystery of Autism and PDD: A Mother's Story of Research and Recovery, by Karen Seroussi
Children with Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorders, by Jaquelyn McCandless
Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism and Related Disorders, by Maria Wheeler
Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD, by William Shaw
Special Diets for Special Kids, by Lisa Lewis
The New Social Story Book, by Carol Gray
Facing Autism: Giving Parents Reasons for Hope and Guidance for Help, by Lynn Hamilton
Activity Schedule for Children with Autism--Teaching Independent Behavior, by Lynn E. McClannahan, PhD & Patricia J. Krantz


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Basic Information
For Those New to the Diagnosis of Autism: The First Things to Do and the Initial Visit to the Neurologist
What Is Autism, PDD, and Asperger's Syndrome?
Neurobiology: Neurotransmitters, Genetics, and Biomarkers

Tennessee Resources
National Resources
Northwest Tennessee Resources
Pediatric Neurologists in Tennessee

Therapies and Treatments
Sensory Integration
Applied Behavioral Analysis
Auditory Integration Training
Diet and Nutrition
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) as a Treatment for Autism
A Parent's Decision to Use an SSRI for her Young Autistic Son
Sleep Problems with Autism and Other Related Conditions

Misc. Info
Conferences, Workshops, Events, and Summer Camps
A Mother's Reflections on Life with an Autistic Child
Cafe'de TASK, a place to relax and grab a much-needed break!

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