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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

go to   Web Site Links        Books        Library Catalog        Media        Articles        Text-only version for printing     

Web Site Links     top

Autism Information Center

Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Autism Research Institute (ARI)

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 AS, 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.

Books     top
The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books

Autism (Perspectives on diseases & disorders)
Call number: Ref RC553.A88A826 2008

Autism and pervasive developmental disorders sourcebook (Health reference series)
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 child development
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:

Aspergers syndrome


Autism in children


Problem children

Library Catalog     top
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo College Library.

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Media     top
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).

The brain
Call number: Video 000514 pt.3
Explores the inner workings of the human brain.  Modules 26-32 (29. Autism ; Treatment of brain disorders)

Articles   top
The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databasesPlease note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The sample searches and articles below are from the ProQuest database.  If you are viewing this subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the links below.   To gain access if you are at home or off-campus, first click here:  Input your student ID number and password [your birthdate].  You will see a list of all the online databases to which you have access.  Click on ProQuest and enter the database.  You may conduct your own searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and click on any of the links below:

SU(autism) AND SU(children or youth)
SU(autism) AND SU(special education)
SU(autism) AND SU(developmental disabilities)
SU(asperger syndrome diagnosis)
SU(asperger syndrome psychology)

Researched and evaluated by:
B. Smith, Intern 4/2007
last update:  W. Enright, Librarian 3/2009



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