A Parent's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Autism Organizations: Your Gateway to Information, Connection and Research

For more information on ASDs, visit the organizations listed below.

Autism Society of America
1.800.3AUTISM (1.800.328.8476)

Autism Speaks
1-888-AUTISM2 (288-4762)

Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) and MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome

National Autism Center

Interactive Autism Network

OAR | Organization for Autism Research

CDC | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information in English and Spanish

First Signs


1Autism Society of America. (2008). About autism.
2American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders fourth edition, text revision (DSM-IV-TR). Arlington, VA: Author.
3American Psychiatric Association. (2010). DSM-5 proposed revisions include new category of autism spectrum disorders (press release).
4CDC estimates 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder.
5Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2009). Autism spectrum disorders: Research.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2009). Concerns about autism: CDC statement on autism and thimerosal.
American Psychiatric Association. (2009). DSM-5 publication date moved to May 2013 (press release).
8American Psychiatric Association. (2010). Proposed revision: Autistic disorder.
9U.S. Department of Education. (2007). 27th annual report to Congress on the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2005 (Vol. 2). Washington, DC: Author.

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