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
Text-only version for printing
Web Site Links
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
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 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
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
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo
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. Please 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:
https://rioweb.riohondo.edu/library/. 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