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Autism is reaching epidemic proportions in this country and the world. To give you an idea of just how fast it’s growing, the U.S. population grew by 13% during the 1990s, disabilities grew at a rate of 16%, and autism grew at a rate of 172%! According to the Autism Society, within 10 years, the annual costs associated with care for individuals with autism will be $200–$400 billion dollars. Today, at least one out of 150 children born in the United States will develop autism. (In certain parts of the country, those rates are estimated to be 1 out of 100. Some predict that if by the year 2020 we do not make significant changes, 1 in every 10 children will be affected by autism. That’s why it’s so important to understand the predisposing factors that play a role in its development. With that understanding, we can not only help to recover those who are already affected, but can also help to prevent future cases and stem the tide of this epidemic.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.
Reaching for a brighter future
Service Guidelines for Individuals with
Autism Spectrum Disorder through the Lifespan
By: Julie Babyak
Lifespan Needs for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder
By: Province of Nova Scotia
Autism and My Sensory Based World
A good teacher is gently insistent
Early intervention essential
Minimum 20 hours weekly
By: Temple Grandin
Childhood Autism and Assortative Mating
Diagnosed rates of autism spectrum disorders have grown tremendously over the last few decades.
By: Hays Golden
A Regular Guy: Growing Up With Autism
A memoir about life with an autistic son, Matthew, written from his mother's perspective
By: Laura Shumaker
Laughing and Loving with Autism
If you know and love a child with autism, this book will warm your heart!
By: R. Wayne Gilpin
Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism
By: Kamran Nazeer
Children with Autism and Their Allies in Action: Who Are They? What Do They Think? How Do They Help?
By: Suman S. Joshi
Making Peace with Autism: One Family's Story of Struggle, Discovery, and Unexpected Gifts
By: Susan Senator
Voices of Autism: The Healing Companion : Stories for Courage, Comfort and Strength
By: EDGAR R. SCHNEIDER
Living the good life with autism
Edgar Schneider at last with an explanation for his many differences, explored in Discovering my Autism.
By: Edgar Schneider
Finding Lina: A Mother's Journey from Autism to Hope
By: Helena Hjalmarsson
Without Reason : A Family Copes with Two Generations of Autism
By: Charles A. Hart
SOULS: BENEATH & BEYOND AUTISM
By: Sharon Rosenbloom (Author), Thomas Balsamo (Author)
For the Love of Ann: The true story of an autistic child (An Arrow original)
By: James Copeland
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
By: Mark Haddon
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's is a New York Times bestseller by John Elder Robison.
By: John Elder Robison
Louder Than Words
The New York Times bestseller that is an inspiring ?story of hope?
By: Jenny McCarthy
A child called Noah
The author conveys his feelings of anguish and despair as he watches his son Noah, an artistic child, growing up...
By: Josh Greenfeld
The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities
By: Larry B. Silver M.D.
Three Times the Love: Finding Answers and Hope for Our Triplets with Autism
By: Lynn and Randy Gaston
Songs of the Gorilla Nation
By: Dawn Prince-Hughes
A Shot of Hope: Real Wisdom from a Real Sibling Warrior Providing Real Hope for Autism
By: Zack Peter
The Autism War
Tony Colletti, a good suburban cop and father of a child with autism, finds himself drawn into the controversy over the apparent...
By: Louis Conte
The Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine, and
a Man-Made Epidemic
Much of the public discussion about autism has missed the point about the possible causes.
By: Dan Olmsted
A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism: Stories of Hope and Everyday
By: Colleen Sell
When you have a child that doesn't fit in, what do you do?
By: Debra M. Ginsberg
Healing and Preventing Autism: A Complete Guide For any child with challenges, early intervention is essential and ...
By: Jenny McCarthy and Jerry Kartzinel
I Am in Here: The Journey of a Child with Autism Who Cannot Speak but Finds Her Voice
By: Elizabeth M. Bonker and Virginia G. Breen
The Only Boy in the World: A Father Explores the Mysteries of Autism
"The Only Boy in the World" is a memoir, an investigation into what makes us human...
By: Michael Blastland
Life Journey Through Autism:
An Educator’s Guide
By: Silver Spring, MD
Social intelligence in the normal and autistic brain
By: Simon Baron-Cohen
What You Must Think of Me: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager's Experience with Social Anxiety Disorder
By: Emily Ford
Gift from My Son: Autism Redefined
When Keli Lindelien's son Benjamin was diagnosed with autism, her life was turned upside down.
By: Keli Lindelien
A Mind Apart: Understanding Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome
By: Peter Szatmari
Jay Grows an Alien
Jay, a young boy with Asperger Syndrome, often feels out of place in the world around him, but doesn t know why
By: Caroline Levine
The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder
By: Carol Kranowitz
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
By: Naoki Higashida
Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds
By: Jenny McCarthy
Let me hear your voice
A story told by a mother, of how two children were rescued from the tragedy of autism.
By: Catherine Maurice
Born on Blue Day
A Memoir of Asperger’s and an Extraordinary Mind
By: DANIEL TAMMET
Twin: A Memoir
"Extraordinary...An unsparing but deeply compassionate inquiry into [family] life
By: Allen Shawn
The Ages Of Autism
Hyper is a “haunting narrative that explores the world’s most scrutinized childhood condition from the inside out”
By: Timothy Denevi
A book written by the autistic author, songwriter, screenwriter and artist Donna Williams.
By: Donna Williams
Raising Brandon: Creating a Path to Independence for Your Adult "Kid" with Autism & Special Needs
By: Amalia StarrI
How to Be a Sister: A Love Story with a Twist of Autism
By: Eileen Garvin
Smiling at Shadows: A Mother's Journey Raising an Autistic Child
By: Helen Swinbourne
Beyond the Autistic Plateau - A Parent's Story and Practical Help with Autism
By: Stephen Pitman
Confronting autism : the aurora on the dark side of Venus: A practical guide to hope, knowledge, and empowerment
By: Victoria A Beck
In a Different Key: The Story of Autism
Nearly seventy-five years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi, became the first child diagnosed with autism.
By: Caren Zucker and John Donvan
Not My Boy!: A Father, A Son, and One Family's Journey with Autism
By: Rodney Peete, Danelle Morton
The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism
By: Kate Winslet
The Out-of-Sync Child
The Out-of-Sync Child broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem
By:Carol S. Kranowitz
Not Even Wrong
In Not Even Wrong, Paul Collins melds a memoir of his son's autism with a journey into this realm of permanent outsiders
By: Paul Collins
Autism From Within
For those who have heard Hilde de Clercq speak, it will be no surprise to hear that this is a very special book.
By: Hilde de Clercq
Suffer the Children: The Case Against Labeling and Medicating and an Effective Alternative
By: Marilyn Wedge