Parents & Teachers: Resources on Autism
Autism is a developmental disorder of the brain that appears in early childhood. The condition interferes with a person's ability to communicate with and relate to others. Early intervention and treatment are keys to helping autistic children.
This page contains resources for parents of autistic children that aim to help spread awareness and understanding of autism.
- Autism Fact Sheet: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke's Web site offers information for parents about autism – including signs, causes, symptoms, treatment, research, and the role of genetics in autism.
- Autism Society: This Web site exists to improve the lives of all individuals affected by autism. The site also provides resources based on your relation to autism – family member of someone with autism, autism professional, advocate for autism, experiencing autism yourself, etc. Learn more about autism, symptoms, Asperger's Syndrome, diagnosis, etc.
Reviewed by: Adolescent Interest Group
Last reviewed: August 2013