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The Autism Spectrum Handbook & Resource Guide

The Autism Spectrum Handbook & Resource Guide


This title is carefully crafted to compile vital and reliable information for the millions of individuals, family members, and caregivers affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This resource provides accessible and helpful information about ASD, including many sources of support, and both national and state statistics, as well as discussions about prevention, treatment, and outcomes. The Autism Spectrum Handbook & Resource Guide includes details on autism, as well as on a range of conditions that often accompany ASD, including gastrointestinal (GI) problems, epilepsy, feeding issues, disrupted sleep, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

This volume includes the following sections:

Studies & Statistics About Autism includes more than 300 pages of detailed reports, maps, graphs, and tables from the Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, and other sources. Coverage is current and comprehensive, and discusses prevalence, treatment options, parenting strategies, and living with autism as an adult.

Autism & Related Conditions includes chapters that detail autism specifically, as well as a number of related conditions. Each chapter begins with an informative description and includes a variety of resources for patients, their families, and caregivers.

Glossary, Entry Index, and Geographic Index end the volume.

The Autism Spectrum is a necessary reference for public and academic libraries and health care collections, providing information crucial to individuals with autism, their broader support network, caseworkers, social workers, and other health care providers.

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