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The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students
Web Site Links
Autism Information Center
Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Autism Research Institute (ARI) http://www.autism.com/
For more than 40years, ARI has devoted its work to conducting and disseminating the results of research on the triggers of autism and on methods of diagnosing and treating autism. They provide research-based information to parents and professionals around the world.
Asperger Syndrome Education Network
An advocacy group for people with Asperger syndrome. Includes an overview of Asperger syndrome, an extensive reading list, and links to various support groups.
A portal maintained by the National Institutes of Health. Contains links to current news, some articles, and organizations related to autism/Asperger syndrome.
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) provides information, resources, and support to families affected by autism.
The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.
Autism (Perspectives on diseases & disorders)
Call number: Ref RC553.A88A826 2008
Autism and pervasive developmental disorders sourcebook (Health
Call number: Ref RJ506.A9A8929 2007
Autism spectrum disorders
: a handbook for parents and professionals
Call number: Ref RJ506.A9A92377 2007
The Cambridge encyclopedia of
Call number: Ref HQ767.9.C352 2005
Childhood diseases and disorders
sourcebook : basic consumer health information about
medical problems often encountered in pre-adolescent
children ... (Health reference series)
Call number: Ref RJ61.C5427 2003
Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:
Autism in children
The following media can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library, to be viewed in the Library.
ADD : not just kid stuff
Call number: Video 000135
Using one family as an example, this video shows that attention deficit disorder happens to youth and adults too.
Brave new world
Call number: Video 000496 pt.5
This five-part series probes fundamental changes taking place in the world today, involving such fields as computer technology, neurobiology and genetic engineering. Volume 5 follows pioneering brain surgeons and people with brain disorders (autism and Williams syndrome).
Call number: Video 000514 pt.3
Explores the inner workings of the human brain. Modules 26-32 (29. Autism ; Treatment of brain disorders)
The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databases - http://library.riohondo.edu/online_databases/index.htm. Please note: you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.
The 6 sample searches below are from the ProQuest database. Use Advanced Search and type each term in a separate box:
2. SU(autism) AND SU(children or youth)
3. SU(autism) AND SU(special education)
4. SU(autism) AND SU(developmental disabilities)
5. SU(asperger syndrome diagnosis)
6. SU(asperger syndrome psychology)
Researched and evaluated by:
B. Smith, Intern 4/2007
last update: W. Enright, Librarian 3/2009
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