For many autistic children, symptoms improve with treatment and with age. Children whose language skills regress early in life—before the age of 3—appear to have a higher than normal risk of developing epilepsy or seizure-like brain activity. During adolescence, some children with an ASD may become depressed or experience behavioral problems, and their treatment may need some modification as they transition to adulthood. People with an ASD usually continue to need services and supports as they get older, but many are able to work successfully and live independently or within a supportive environment. NIH.
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A good resource for Autism which covers topics that include Autism 101, Autism Treatments, Asperger Syndrome, Children and Autism, Teens and Autism, Adults and Autism, Medical Issues, School and Summer, and much more.
Asperger syndrome is often considered a high functioning form of autism. People with this syndrome have difficulty interacting socially, repeat behaviors, and often are clumsy. Motor milestones may be delayed. An article last reviewed in 2010 from PubMed Health.
Autism Fact Sheet
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke's fact sheet about Autism.
Autism Research Institute
Founded in 1967 this organization researches and works to find the triggers of autism, methods to diagnose autism, and treatment of autism.
CDC: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Screening, diagnosis, treatment, data and statistics, research, articles, free materials, and other information.
Do My Cats Inherently Have Autism?
A humorous comparison by Eileen's husband who compares her behavior to the "autistic" cat's behavior.
An overview of Asperger's Syndrome, causes, symptoms, when to seek medical care, diagnosis, treatment, medications, therapies, prognosis, and more.
Living the Autism Life
Covers life with Autism from all the different angles including the mom, dad, and siblings perspectives.
Another resource explaining autism, the causes, risks, treatment, drugs, and coping and support resources.
National Autism Association
Their mission is to educate and empower families affected by autism and other neurological disorders, while advocating on behalf of those who cannot fight for their own rights.
A resource guide for military families including military health care and the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) for service members and civilian personnel within DoD who have children with special needs, including autism.
Parenting Aspergers Community
Loaded with practical, up-to-date, and easy-to-use information Parenting Aspergers Community will help you, whatever your situation, to improve the life of your child with Aspergers and the whole family too.
Psychology Today: Asperger's Syndrome
The symptoms, causes, treatment, etc., plus interesting Recent Posts such as a humorous article about Connecting With Your Children Through Facebook
An in depth look at autism, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, management, and prognosis.
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