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Autism Center: patient centred guides. [2012]
Contains excerpts from the book "Pervasive Developmental Disorders: finding a diagnosis and getting help" (in Activ Library). Topics covered include medication, diet and alternative therapies. It includes the full text to two diagnostic tools - the Autism Research Institute's Form E-2 Check List and the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS).



Autism / Pervasive Developmental Disorder / ABOUT INC. 2004.
This website offers a broad range of information on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Information includes definitions, characteristics, theories, frequently asked questions, resources and forums. There are sponsored links to other websites on topics such as diet, educational issues, behaviourial issues, family, jobs and careers and support. This site is based in the United States which can limit the availability of resources, however a lot of the information provided is not place specific.



Autism spectrum disorders / NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES. -- Washington DC: 2010. 6 p.
A fact sheet which looks at the definition of autism spectrum disorders and discussess related disorders including Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), Pervasive Developmental Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS), Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder. It provides information on characteristics, prevalence, diagnosis, help available, schooling, and tips for parents and teachers.



Frequently asked questions about Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) / YALE CHILD STUDY CENTER. Developmental Disabilities Clinic.
This website contains has information about Pervasive Deveopmental Disorder and discusses the definitions and differences between autism and PDD.



A parent's guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder / NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (U.S.A.) 2011. 27 p.
A detailed booklet that describes Autism symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.



Pervasive Developmental Disorders / NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE.
A brief introduction to the topic giving a definition and prognosis.



Welcome to Auties.Org! : individuality, diversity, equality, achievement Auties.org
A website that supports people with autistic spectrum disorders trying to find work. The site provides an opportunity for people to connect with others to share ideas, form support groups and skills workshops. There are listings for autism friendly goods, skills and services from around the world and a social link for joining or forming dinner clubs. The site lists many Australian businesses as well as international ones.



Zac Browser / People CD Inc. -- Nevada: People CD Inc. 2008.
This is a web browser developed specifically for children with autism, autism spectrum disorders such as asperger syndrome and pervasive development disorders.It allows the child to interact directly with a lot of games, stories, music and other activities including an aquarium. It caters specifically for children who display the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, like impairments in social interaction, impairments in communication, restricted interests and repetitive behavior. However it also provides an excellent forum for parents, caretakers, teachers, and others to share their experiences, tools and resources. It links to numerous technical, medical and other websites and features a parent forum and a newsletter.