The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum by Temple Grandin. (XAB Grand 2013) Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces the neuroimaging advances and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scan to show us which anomalies might explain common symptoms. We meet the scientists and […]
Autism Spectrum Disorders from A to Z: Assessment, Diagnosis… & More! by Barbara T. Doyle. XAB Doyle 2004 This extremely comprehensive book goes step-by-step through the symptoms, definitions, assessments, and diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The authors describe ASDs in terms of the parents, teachers, the school system, medical professionals, adult service providers, and […]
Ami Klin (an award winning researcher in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder) discusses how autism develops and how autism might be diagnosed in the future. [ted id=1472]
In this video (from the BBC) Rosie explains what autism means to her as a person diagnosed with Asperger’s and a big sister to a boy with more severe autism. This video really highlights the autism spectrum and discusses the challenges associated with autism from the child’s point of view.
Looking for general information about autism and life? The Autism Society would be a good first stop.
Autism Speaks has many great resources. We really like their video glossary– this web-based tool is designed to help parents and professionals learn more about the early red flags and diagnostic features of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by seeing side-by-side the subtle differences between typical and delayed development in young children (this does require creating […]
Illinois Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project (IATTAP) is a great place to get training materials. Their goal is to increase information about ASD throughout the state of Illinois. We like thier video for a basic introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (available streaming or they can send you a DVD). It’s appropriate for family members, […]
A Practical Guide to Autism: What Every Parent, Family Member and Teacher Needs to Know by Fred Volkmar and Lisa Wiesner (XAB Volkm 2009 c.2) Written by the director of the Yale Child Study Center and a pediatrician, A Practical Guide to Autism is filled with advice and answers to everyday questions about living and learning […]
Asperger’s Diagnostic Assessment a DVD by Tony Attwood. (XAS Attwo 2004) This DVD features Tony Attwood lecturing on the diagnostic characteristic of Asperger’s Syndrome and describing a process for explaining the diagnosis to a child or adult. It also features an interview with a young man with Asperger’s and his parents. Disc One: 3 hours, […]
Asperger’s and Girls by Tony Attwood, Temple Grandin, Teresa Bolick, and Catherine Faherty. (XAS Attwo 2006) You find in this book up-to-date information for girls and woman with Asperger’s syndrome. It covers topics such as diagnoses, education, puberty, relationships, and careers. Experts in the field share practical advice for both caregivers and the women and […]