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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     http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/treatment.htm
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     http://www.aspennj.org/
An advocacy group for people with Asperger syndrome.  Includes an overview of Asperger syndrome, an extensive reading list, and links to various support groups.

MedlinePlus     www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/autism.html
A portal maintained by the National Institutes of Health.  Contains links to current news, some articles, and organizations related to autism/Asperger syndrome.

TACA     http://www.talkaboutcuringautism.org/index.htm
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) provides information, resources, and support to families affected by autism.

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

Reference Books
Non-circulating:

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

Autism in children

Autism--Patients--Biography

Media    
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  
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:

    1.    SU(autism)
    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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