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One in 88: Understanding Autism is a compelling new documentary film produced and directed by EMMY-award-winning filmmaker Cherry Arnold. It follows three Rhode Island families, each with a child on the autism spectrum.

The Centers for Disease Control now estimates that one in 88 children has some kind of autism spectrum disorder, and an even higher rate of one in every 54 boys. Yet even with these epidemic numbers, many of us lack a clear idea of what autism is or how to treat it. Does autism affect the brain or the body? Is autism curable, or does one live with it for the rest of his or her life? What kinds of therapies work? And who should pay for those therapies? Providing important context to the families' stories, One in 88 features leading autism researchers in the areas of developmental neuroscience, genetics, and environmental toxins and strives to answer these questions and more.

Refrigerator Mothers From the 1950’s through the 1970’s the medical establishment mistakenly believed it had found the root cause of autism: poor mothering. A striking cautionary tale about the tragedy that misdiagnosis can cause, and a dramatic portrait of women whom society rejected as mothers but who never stopped being mothers to their children

Autism NOW Series on PBS NewsHour Former NewsHour anchor Robert MacNeil hosts this fantastic 6-part report on the most current thinking on all aspects of ASD. The website (linked here) has all sorts of in-depth information - and the videos (linked below) are a must see!

Episode 1: Meet Nick, Robert MacNeil's Grandson In this first of six reports in his Autism series, Robert MacNeil takes viewers on a visit with his 6-year-old grandson, Nick, to see how autism affects the whole family. Nick experiences autism not just as a brain-development disorder, but also as physical ailments affecting his whole body.

Episode 2: Exploring the 'Phenomenal' Increase in U.S. Prevalence In the second report in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil investigates why the number of children with autism is increasing in the U.S. He meets children at different points on the autism spectrum and gets several views on the increase in prevalence -- from better diagnosis to a variety of environmental factors.

Episode 3: Autism's Causes: How Close Are We to Solving the Puzzle? The rise in the number of reported autism cases has caused a surge in research to find the causes. For the latest thinking, Robert MacNeil speaks with four leading researchers about the issue. It's part three of the Autism Now series of reports.

Episode 4: Autism Now: Demand for Educational Resources for Children Outstrips Supply For public school systems, the demand for special educational and treatment resources for children with autism often outpaces what is available. In the fourth report in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil looks at how two schools in the New York City area handle teaching children and teens with autism.

Episode 5: For Adults With Autism, Few Support Options Past Age 21 Although federal law mandates educational services for children with autism, there are virtually no services when they become adults. Robert MacNeil profiles a young man in New Jersey facing an uncertain future.

Episode 6: How Should We Address Deepening 'National Health Emergency'? Governments, educators, families and public health officials face mounting challenges in dealing with autism as the prevalence in the U.S. continues to grow. In the concluding segment in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil explores these issues and possible solutions in a roundtable on public policy with four autism researchers and advocates.

Breakthroughs: Autism Thought provoking series of videos on a wide-range of autism topics from Big Think. They hosted a panel discussion highlighting cutting-edge autism research as part of their Breakthroughs series. Topics include 'What is Autism?', 'The Nature or Nurture Debate', 'Why Vaccines Don't Cause Autism', Do People With Autism Experience Emotions', Is Autism an Epidemic?', Is Austism a Male Disorder?, How Can Autism be Treated', and 'Why There May Never Be A Cure for Autism'. See all the videos and more HERE.

Take a look at this music video of a great song by Dan Weiss called That's What Friends Do. It was written for a great project called Make Friends With Autism done by the Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ. It's a wonderful, wide-ranging autism awareness resource focused at the business community. Influenced by Libraries and Autism, their film, and this music video, were produced by Mary Olive Smith and the website provides a great set of resources.

Autism Speaks has a fantastic ASD Video Glossery. You can register on the site for free and view this innovative web-based tool designed to help parents and professionals learn more about the early red flags and diagnostic features of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

This glossary contains over a hundred video clips and is available to you free of charge. Whether you are a parent, family member, friend, physician, clinician, childcare provider, or educator, it can help you see the subtle differences between typical and delayed development in young children and spot the early red flags for ASD. All of the children featured in the ASD Video Glossary as having red flags for ASD are, in fact, diagnosed with ASD.

What does it feel like to have autism? To experience the world as a person with autism does?
The following videos help demonstrate a little of what it must be like:

Autistic Teen Finds Inner Voice This story from ABC news vividly demonstrates how this teenager with autism feels. Although Carly Fleishmann was unable to speak, she was able to find refuge from her disorder and a way to express herself through typing.
As mentioned in these videos, Carly Fleishmann has started a blog and website called Carly's Voice: Changing the World of Autism with more fascinating videos, her Twitter feed, comments from Carly and more.

The Talk - Amazing Teens with Autism, Carly Fleischmann's Story Here's an April 2011 update on Carly Fleischman who spoke with Holly Robinson Peete on CBS' The Talk. She shares her remarkable story that captured the world's attention when, after never speaking a word, she found her "voice" through the keypad of her computer.

Aspie Blog - Sensory Overload Through My Eyes by jaydy11. "what it's like for me during a sensory overload."

Sensory Overload Simulation by WeirdGirlCyndi. "I am an autistic adult who is sick of so-called "experts" trying to explain what they think an autistic person is going through. They think they can "fix" autistic children by forcing them to act normal.Watch this video and see how normal you think ANYBODY can act when they're going through what I simulate for you all."

Autism: Sensory Overload Experiencing a sensory overload leading to an irrepressible desire to escape

Autism Blogs of Interest:

The Autism Hub: the
very best in autism blogging
"The Austism Hub is a central point for blogs about autism from autistic people, family members and students/professionals" Autismfrom's autism guide, Lisa Jo Rudy
LeftBrainRightBrainautism news science and opinion
Spectrum Siblingsblogged by Cale, a college student who has Aspergers and an older brother with autism, and also works with children on the spectrum
We Go With HimKristina Chew's current blog about being "on the road with our son Charlie in Autismland". Insightful comments about her family's journey with their now adolescent son.
Elvis Sightingsblogged by a Wisconsin data librarian and mom of 2 girls, one of whom is a 5-year-old with autism. Autism-family adventures, advocacy, product reviews...
DORMANTbut still of interest
Inside Autismas of Nov. 2008
Autism Divaas of Oct. 2007


Jenny McCarthy and fear-based parenting (By David M. Perry, Special to CNN - July 17, 2013)

Researchers Identify Possible Cause Of 1 In 4 Autism Cases (By Michelle Diament, disabilityscoop, The Premier Source for Developmental Disability News - July 11, 2013)

Autism ads raise ire, pulled off buses (By Sarah Zhang, Seattle Times - July 8, 2013) - The Autistic Self Advocacy Network's Washington chapter (ASAN-WA) organized an online campaign objecting to the ad's juxtaposition of autism with illnesses such as cancer and diabetes. "Autism is a disability, but it is not a disease. It is not a life-threatening illness," said Matt Young, co-leader of ASAN-WA. "The idea it's a state to be wiped out has much negative impact on our lives."

Loudoun mother files ADA complaint over library incident (By Caitlan Gibson, The Washington Post - May 10, 2013) -- This timely story highlights the need for staff awareness, emapathy and policies that enable a welcoming atmosphere for all patrons. The COMMENTS are thought-provoking and revealing. Note especially what FEDS, cogs83, midwesterner999, Biliotech and clarkesq have to say. Bravo to you all.

Kids With Autism Quick To Detect Motion (By Lydia Zuraw, Shots: Health News from NPR - May 10, 2013) -- "One can think of autism as a brain impairment, but another way to view autism is as a condition where the balance between different brain processes is impaired," says , a co-author of out this week in the Journal of Neuroscience. "That imbalance could lead to functional impairments, and it often does, but it can also result in enhancements."

Autism: What we know right now (By Kelley King Heyworth, - April 16, 2013)

Autism numbers rise in latest count (By Karen Weintraub, Special to USA TODAY - March 20, 2013)

National standard urged for autism coverage (By Michelle Diament, disabilityscoop, The Premier Source for Developmental Disability News - March 20, 2013)

John Elder Robison's new book takes a fresh look at autism (By Laurie Hertzel, Star Tribune (MN), Lifestyle - March 19, 2013)

The Upside of Autism (By Jackie Morgan MacDougall, Executive Editor, - March 1, 2013)

Autism, immunity, inflammation, and the New York Times (By Emily Willingham, words, words, words - August 27, 2012) - and an equally fascinating, and compelling response.

An Immune Disorder at the Root of Autism (By Moises Velasquez-Manoff , NY Times - August 25, 2012) - a fascinating Op-ed piece with some definitive science-based opinons about the causes of autism.

Fathers bequeath more mutations as they age: Genome study may explain links between paternal age and conditions such as autism. (By Ewen Calloway , Nature - August 22, 2012)

Father’s Age Is Linked to Risk of Autism and Schizophrenia (By Benedict Carey , NY Times - August 22, 2012)

iPad band unlocks autistic students' creativity (By Meg Baker, - July 5, 2012)

A Curtain Rises, Gently, on Autism-Friendly Shows on Broadway (By Robert Simonson, - July 1, 2012)

Autism Criteria Critics Blasted by DSM-5 Leader (By John Gever, Senior Editor, MedPage Today - May 08, 2012)

On Love and Autism: Our Favorite Student Comments (By Shannon Doyne and Lily Altavena, NY Times - April 16, 2012) - An update to the December 26, 2011 front page story, Navigating Love on the Spectrum

Brother of Boy With Autism Releases iPad App: The older brother of a boy with autism has released AutisMate, a revolutionary new iPad app that promotes communications, functional skill, and social skills in individuals with autism. (By PR Newswire - April 16, 2012)

Could autism be linked with mothers’ obesity during pregnancy? Study says it could be a factor (By AP, Washington Post - April 9, 2012) - From a study (Maternal Metabolic Conditions and Risk for Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders) released online Monday, April 9 in Pediatrics.

The Autism Wars (By Amy Harmon, NY Times - April 7, 2012) - An interesting perspective.

Scientists Link Gene Mutation to Autism Risk (By Benedict Carey , NY Times - April 4, 2012)

The Upside of Autism: New data show autistics' superiority at some cognitive tasks (By Jonah Lehrer, Wall Street Journal - April 1, 2012)

Searching for the why behind rising autism rate (By Catherine Lord, Special to CNN - April 1, 2012)

Autism Spectrum Disorders - Data and Statistics: The latest findings from the CDC's latest study (Center for DIsease Control and Prevention - March 30, 2012)

CDC sees autism rate rise 25% (By Ryan Jaslow, CBSNews Healthwatch - March 30, 2012)

N.J. still ranks high in autism rate, report says (By Seth Augenstein, The Star-Ledger - March 30, 2012)

'Could My Child Have Autism?' Ten Signs of Possible Autism-Related Delays in 6 To 12-Month-Old Children (By ScienceDaily [reprinted from materials provided by Kennedy Krieger Institute, via Newswise] - March 26, 2012)

A Specialists’ Debate on Autism Has Many Worried Observers (By Amy Harmon, NY Times - January 20, 2012)

New Definition of Autism Will Exclude Many, Study Suggests (By Benedict Carey, NY Times - January 19, 2012)

Autism: A Year In Review (By Cara Santa Maria, Huffington Post - December 28, 2011)

Denying the Tsunami -- L.A. Times, Meet New Jersey's Autism Services Crisis (By Anne Dachel, Media Editor of Age of Autism. - December 27, 2011) - A rebuttal to Alan Zarembo's series from another perspective:
"The recent Los Angeles Times series by Alan Zarembo has drawn all kinds of criticism in the autism community. Personally speaking, I'm at a loss to understand how a leading U.S. newspaper could so willingly turn its back on the sufferings of a generation of children. Zarembo set out to convince us that autism has always been around and that there's nothing to be alarmed about with hundreds of thousands of children now diagnosed with a disorder no one heard about 25 years ago.Lacking any real proof, Zarembo made the claim that experts just used to call autistic people something else or they just missed them all together."

Autism Rates Have Spiked, But Why? (By Neal Cohan, Talk of the Nation on NPR - December 20, 2011) - Follow-up interview to the Discovering Autism series (see below) - According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly one percent of U.S. children have some form of autism, 20 times higher than the rate in the 1980s. Alan Zarembo of The Los Angeles Times and clinical psychologist Catherine Lord discuss what's behind the growing number of diagnoses.

Autism boom: an epidemic of disease or of discovery? (By Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times - December 11, 2011) - This is the first of a four-part Discovering Autism series. "Autism rates have increased twentyfold in a generation, stirring parents' deepest fears and prompting a search for answers. But what if the upsurge is not what it appears to be?"
Part 2: Services go to those who fight hardest (12/13/2011) - Warrior parents fare best in securing autism services - Public spending on children with autism in California varies greatly by race and class. A major reason: Not all families have the means to battle for coveted assistance.
Part 3: Families chase the dream of recovery (12/15/2011) - Families cling to hope of autism 'recovery' - An autism treatment called applied behavior analysis, or ABA, has wide support and has grown into a profitable business. It has its limits, though, and there are gaps in the science.
Part 4: Finding traces of autism in earlier eras (12/16/2011) - Autism hidden in plain sight - As more children are diagnosed with autism, researchers are trying to find unrecognized cases of the disorder in adults. The search for the missing millions is just beginning.

Finding Good Apps for Children With Autism (By Pradnya Joshi, Gadgetwise Blog, NY Times - November 29, 2011)

Questions, risks surround hyperbaric chamber treatments for autistic children (By Susan K. Livio/Statehouse Bureau, NJ Star Ledger - November 27, 2011)

Some interesting follow up on apps for the ASD community:
Autism and Apps: An Open Letter to '60 Minutes' (By Dr. Marion Blank, Director of the A Light on Literacy Program at Columbia University, Huffington Post's Huffpost for Healthy Living - November 18, 2011)

Autistic children given a voice, thanks to iPads (CBS News - November 14, 2011)

APPS for Children with Special Needs Gary James has been traveling the United States giving an iPad and 50 apps to children with special needs in each of the 50 states. He is the founder of Apps for Children with Special Needs, a non-profit organization is committed to helping the families and carers of children with special needs and the wider community of educators and therapists who support them, by producing videos that demonstrate how products designed to educate children and build their life skills really work from a user perspective.

Adults with autism speak out (By Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star - November 6, 2011)

Autism’s advantages: Researcher says autistics need opportunities more than treatment (By Sarah Boesveld, National Post - November 6, 2011)

The truth about autism (By Gareth Cook, Boston Globe Columnist - November 6, 2011)

Get over your bias against people with autism, scientist says (By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog - November 3, 2011)

Autistic and Seeking a Place in an Adult World (By Amy Harmon, NY Times - September 17, 2011) - Great article on this increasingly important trend. Which has generated many COMMENTS well worth reading.

17 Wishes from an Adult with Autism A fantastic guest post by Autism Speaks staffer Kerry Magro. Kerry, an adult who has autism, is a recent graduate of Seton Hall (NJ) University. He started the club Student Disability Awareness on campus to help spread awareness and raise funds for those affected by autism. He's also affiliated with Autism Speaks U - a program designed for college students who host awareness, advocacy and fundraising events, while supporting their local autism communities. (It's Time to Listen, Autism Speaks Offical Blog - July 18, 2011)

Fueling the Fire: Autism as a Fashionable Disorder (Lisa Jo Rudy's Autism Spectrum Disorders Blog on - July 28, 2011) - A discussion of the upcoming, and already controversial changes in the new DSM 5, due to come out in 2012, with the Aspergers and PDD-NOS diagnoses removed in favor of a more specifically described disorder called Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Do Acceptance and Accommodation Equal Surrender? (Lisa Jo Rudy's Autism Spectrum Disorders Blog on - July 12, 2011) - An elegant response to Age of Autism blogger Anne Dachel's June 25, 2011 comments regarding Libraries and Autism

4 Ways iPads Are Changing the Lives of People With Disabilities (By Zoe Fox, Mashable - July 26, 2011)

Smartphones, Tablets Provide Therapy for Cerebral Palsy, Autism (By Margaret Rock, Mobiledia - July 26, 2011)

Touch screens, apps give a voice to autistic kids (The Tennessean - July 23, 2011)

What to say to parents of children with autism. (By Jean Winegardner - Autism Unexpected, Washington Times - July 13, 2011)

CDC: Autism, ADHD rates on the rise. (By Amanda Gardner, CNN Health - May 23, 2011)

Autistic Kids Learn To Survive, And Thrive, In College. (By Grace Hood, NPR (KUNC Community Radio for Northern Colorado - April 13, 2011)

What Works to Treat Autism. (By By Brenda Goodman - Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD, WebMD Health News - April 4, 2011)

After Two Decades, Change Coming To ADA (By By Michelle Diament for - March 15, 2011) - For the first time in more than 20 years, regulations governing the Americans with Disabilities Act are getting a major overhaul. Starting Tuesday, March 15 the new rules go into effect covering everything from building design to what qualifies as a service animal.

Growing Up With Autism: Autism Speaks launches Tranistion Tool Kit (By Laura Shumaker, SFGate San Francisco Chronicle - February 11, 2011) -- The Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit, a roadmap to help families on the journey from adolescence to adult life, features a wealth of practical and actionable information, as well as links to valuable resources.

Autism Apps that will help you from autism epicenter & TeachTown.
Two sites that highlight the effectiveness of new technologies in dealing with autism (January, 2011)

Simon, Stills, Weir sing on autism film (Wretches and Jabberers) soundtrack (By AP - January 11, 2011)

Opinion: Stop Lying About the Autism-Vaccine ‘Link’ (By Dr. Manny Alvarez, Fox News Latino - January 7, 2011)

Apple iPad, iPod Touch might help people with autism take steps toward independence (By Seth Augenstein, The Star-Ledger - January 3, 2011)

iPads used to help children with autism (By Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post - December 28, 2010)

Carly Fleischmann blogs about her journey with autism (Special to - November 28, 2010)

At the Age of Peekaboo, in Therapy to Fight Autism (By April Dembosky, New York Times - November 1, 2010)

Supreme Court Hears Case On Vaccine Lawsuits (By Nina Totenberg, NPR - October 12, 2010)

Pediatrician of autistic son advocates integrative approach over drugs (By LaSonya Ward: Chicago Autism & Parenting Examiner, - October 3, 2010)

A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism (By Andy Webster, New York Times - September 23, 2010)

Vaccine-Autism Court Award of $1.5M to Poling Family (By Deborah Mitchell, eMaxHealth - September 14, 2010)

Once more, no link found between vaccine preservative and autism (By Melissa Healy, The Los Angeles Times - September 13, 2010)

The end of the autism/vaccine debate? (By Kate Rope - Parenting, CNN Health - September 7, 2010)

Study Suggests Signs of Autism (News | Health, NBC San Diego - September 7, 2010)

Autism and the iPad : Selecting the best Apps (By Laura Shumaker - Writer & Autism Pro, SFGate, San Francisco Chronicle - September 7, 2010)

Hidden Gems: Teens With Autism in the Library - featuring interviews with autism expert Temple Grandin, librarian Diane Tuccillo and 17-year-old Rachel Beenken. This terrific article is, unfortunately, not available online. You'll have to get your hands on the hard copy somewhere (hint... at your library). (By Spring Lea Henry, VOYA Magazine - August 2010, pp. 208 - 211)

N.J. parents of autistic children need more state support, resources, report says (By Susan K. Livio/Statehouse Bureau, - July 8, 2010)

More evidence for a genetic basis for autism (By Orec, ScienceBlogs: Respectful Insolence - June 11, 2010) A good overview of some of the latest thinking and research on the somewhat complicated topic of a genetic basis for autism

Autism Book Release to Feature Song, Dance and Miracles: 7/11 Book Signing of Memoir by The Miracle Project Founder Elaine Hall (By - July 6, 2010)

Autism’s ‘unblessed’ scientists (By Joanna Weiss, Boston Globe - June 1, 2010)

Troubling Autism News (By Nathan Pitts, Autism Spectrum Liberation Front, reader commentary in the Berkeley Daily Planet - June 1, 2010)

British Medical Council Bars Doctor Who Linked Vaccine With Autism (By John F. Burns, New York Times - May 24, 2010)

Temple Grandin offers window into autistic life (By Julian Guthrie, San Francisco Chronicle - April 26, 2010)

Voices from the autism spectrum-Zoey Roberts If you always wondered what it must be like to live on the autism spectrum, then you'll want to meet Zoey Roberts, a young woman from British Columbia who is quite famous in the Facebook autism community and runs autism and other spectrum related blogs and groups. (By Laura Shumaker - Writer and Autism Pro, San Francisco Chronicle - April 7, 2010)

Despite Evidence, 1 in 4 Parents Skittish About Vaccines And Autism (By Scott Hensley, SHOTS: NPR's Health Blog - March 2, 2010)

Autism signs appear in babies' first year, but parents don't notice, study finds (By Melissa Healy, The Los Angles Times, Health - Booster Shots: Oddities, musings and news from the health world - February 23, 2010)

Temple Grandin Film: Beyond Rain Man (By Elaine Hall, The Huffington Post - February 16, 2010)

Proposed Autism Diagnosis Changes Anger 'Aspies' (By The Associated Press, New York Times - February 11, 2010)

People With Asperger's Assess Their Place On The Autism Spectrum (By John Hamilton, NPR - February 10, 2010)

The latest news in the ongoing vaccine debate (see these links below)

Retracting a Medical Journal’s Autism Study (By Tara Parker-Pope, NY Times - February 8, 2010)

Vaccines and Autism? A House of Cards Tumbles Down (By Jeffrey H. Toney, Star Ledger - February 4, 2010)

Dishonest, discredited, and absent: Wakefield is thoughtless at home (By Bill Ahern, Psychology Today - January 31, 2010) - "The perpetrator of the autism-MMR myth, Andrew Wakefield, along with two of his collaborators, was found by Britain's General Medical Council (GMC) to have engaged in misconduct in relation to sparking this controversy..."

‘Callous, unethical and dishonest’: Dr Andrew Wakefield (By Brian Deer, Sunday London Times - January 31, 2010)

Autism in Haiti (By Cris Italia, Autism Support Network - January 17, 2010)

NJ signs autism bill into law (By NJ News - January 15, 2010)

Are celebrities crossing the line on medical advice? (By Liz Szabo, USA Today - December 23, 2009)

Millburn (NJ) musicians compile album of songs about autism (By Nyier Abdou, The Star-Ledger - December 19, 2009)

Autism: The word no parent wants to hear (By Katlynn Lanham, November 29, 2009) EDITOR'S NOTE: First in a three-day series on autism, diagnosis and treatment.

Autistic toddlers make big gains with early, intensive training (By Melissa Healy, Los Angles Times HEALTH - November 29, 2009)

N.J. adults with autism to receive better protection, improved services under Assembly bill (By By Tom Davis/Statehouse Bureau, - November 17, 2009)

Is autism genetic? Researchers zero in on an answer (By Anne Harding, - October 15, 2009)

Autism Is on the Rise (Or Is it?): What to make of the surprising new data. (By Mary Carmichael, Newsweek Web Exclusive - October 6, 2009)

Autism is more widespread, U.S. studies show, but why? (By Rita Rubin, USA Today - October 6, 2009)

Is the autism spectrum too broad? (By Johanna Eubank, "Puzzle Pieces' Arizona Daily Star - October 2, 2009)

N.J. adults with autism undertake hardest job by entering workforce (By Karen Keller, Star Ledger - September 17, 2009)

Asperger’s Syndrome, on Screen and in Life (By Neil Amdur, New York Times - August 3, 2009 )

The Equal Opportunity Disorder: Autism is on the rise, and it can affect any family. Here's what you need to know. (By Debra Lau Whelan, School Library Journal - August 1, 2009)

The comprehensive article above mentions Libraries and Austim and also references a number of other great resources including:
American Library Association's (ALA) offering of Web-based tools for supporting patrons with autism.

The Voices of Autism: A look at some recent books about autism and the people who write them (By Suzanne Crowley, School Library Journal - August 1, 2009)

Autism 101: Learning tools - Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy (By Steve LHeureux,'s Toledo Autism & Parenting Examiner - July 29, 2009)

Autism: Yogi Cameron's ayurvedic view of the autism spectrum (By Kathleen Tehrani,'s Autism & Education Examiner - July 29, 2009)

Libraries reaching out to autistic kids in Scotch Plains and Fanwood (By by Tracee Herbaugh, The Star-Ledger - July 07, 2009)

On going ambiguity of the autism-asperger diagnosis (By Robin Hausman Morris,'s Autism & Parenting Examiner - July 6, 2009)

Autism awareness children’s book list (By Kathleen Tehrani,'s Autism & Education Examiner - June 30, 2009)

Top 10 tips for parenting an autistic child (By Amy Biel,'s DC Stay-at-Home Moms Examiner - June 11, 2009)
First 5 tips on 10 tips for parenting an autistic child
Final tips on 10 tips for parenting an autistic child

Stories on the Spectrum: Adventures in Outreach, Planning, and Programming for Kids with ASD (By Kiera Parrott, children’s librarian with the Darien (CT) Library blogging for ALSC [Association for Library Service to Children] - May 31, 2009)

Thomas the Tank Engine Helps Autistic Kids (By The School Library Journal Staff - May 29, 2009)

Adults with autism run Camarillo school for kids with autism (By Kim Lamb Gregory, Ventura County Star - May 24, 2009)

Growing Old With Autism (By Karl Taro Greenfeld, New York Times Op Ed. - May 23, 2009)

What it's like inside the autistic mind (By Lori White; Portland Autism & Parenting Examiner - May 22, 2009)

Growing Old With Autism (By Karl Taro Greenfeld, Time Magazine - May 15, 2009)
And check out Times Topics Autism Page

Autism: Nature or Nurture? (By Aria Drexler, Fort Collins Coloradoan - May 13, 2009)

A quick guide to an autism-friendly classroom... A great set of classroom-oriented strategies which could translate easily to a library setting - Thanks to the - April 2009)

Living with ASD: The Human Boy and the Martians - living on the Autistic Spectrum, by a Martian Mummy and Knowledge Guardian From a librarian in the UK who wrote the story to help colleagues understand how to support autistic students coming into their libraries. Her eldest son has ASD and helped her write it. (By Anne M Robinson, The Librin)

Lisa Jo Rudy, Autism and Parenting Examiner Interesting ongoing perspectives on autism.
Two recent columns, Vaccines and autism - do vaccine makers have horns and tails? and Vaccines and autism - attempting moderation have generated some lively comments and discussion. (By Lisa Jo Rudy for - April 7 & 8, 2009)

A Roller Coaster to Acceptance of a Son’s Autism (By Annie Lubliner Lehmann, New York Times - April 6, 2009)
Follow the link for some great Reader's Comments

Healthbeat Report: Understanding Autism "There is much debate about what causes the disorder. But this story is strictly about how genetics could play a role" (By Sylvia Perez and Christine Tressel, ABC Local Online WLS-TV Chicago - March 26, 2009)

Kyle's Treehouse An online community where you can share vital autism information and provide unconditional support.

Vaccines Exonerated on Autism (Editorial, New York Times - February 12, 2009)

Vaccine Court finds no vaccine-autism link, but changes few minds (Lisa Jo Rudy's Autism Blog on - February 12, 2009)

Autism Screening Tops Obama's Medical To-Do List (By Nancy Shute, US News & World Report: On Parenting - January 21, 2009)

Easter Seals Disability Services has a wealth of information and resources about Autism, including specifics on Services for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

2008 State Autism Profiles: New Jersey (Prepared by Easter Seals and the Austim Society of America - December 24, 2008)

The vaccine debate continues:

Tom Daschle: Friend to Many Autism Families (By David Kirby [posted 11/19/08], The Huffington Post - November 24, 2008)

When autism is made too easy (By Malcolm A. Cline, Washington Times - November 23, 2008) - a review of Paul Offit's new book, "Autim's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine and the Search for a Cure" which takes issue with the current thinking that vacines are a cause of autism. David Oshinsky, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History for "Polio: An American Story" says of Offit's book:"No one has been more vocal - or courageous - than Paul A. Offit in exposing the false and dangerous claims of the growing antivaccine movement. Offit's latest book lays waste to the supposed link between autism and vaccination while showing how easily Americans have been bamboozled into compromising the health of their own children. Autism's False Prophets is a must read for parents seeking to fully understand the risks and rewards of vaccination in our modern world."

Researchers try to solve mystery of autism (By Sandy Kleffman, - November 23, 2008)

Love To Know: Autism and their article on Autism Multisensory Approaches

ASAT - Association for Science in Autism Treatment a not-for-profit organization of parents and professionals committed to improving the education and care of people with autism

Autism: Communication and Behavior Links - Four strategies to assist with the development of communication (By Linda Fielding)

Trying to Solve Autism's Mysteries: Autism in America - Seeking Solutions to Autism's Elusive Questions (By Joseph Brownstein, ABC News Medical Unit - November 5, 2008)

10 Myths About Autism: Experts Examine Misconceptions About Autism (By Lara Salahi & Radha Chitale, ABC News Medical Unit - October 23, 2008)

Reaching an Autistic Teenager (By Melissa Fay Greene, New York Times Magazine - October 17, 2008)

Connections Between Vision And Movement, As They Relate To Perceived Threats, Autism (Science Daily - October 8, 2008)

Bypassing the Roadblocks of Autism - Heads Up | Family Travel (By Jane Margolies, New York Times Travel Section - September 14, 2008)

Caring for a Special Needs Child Can Be Difficult for Business Travelers (By Michael T. Luongo, New York Times - September 11, 2008)

Further research debunking MMR autism link published (By Roger Highfield, Science Editor, The Telegraph - September 4, 2008)

How First Autism Disease Genes Were Discovered (ScienceDaily - September 3, 2008)

Special Education: Getting the Best School Experience for Your Children

Can Facial Structures, Brain Abnormalities Reveal Formula For Detection Of Autism? (ScienceDaily - Aug. 19, 2008)

Dedication of the Dime Box (TX) Library's Autism Resource Center

New Ways to Diagnose Autism Earlier (Wall Street Journal - July 8, 2008)

Babies’ Gaze May Offer Early Autism Diagnosis (Wall Street Journal Health Blog - July 8, 2008)

Experts to Discuss One Puzzling Autism Case, as a Second Case Has Arisen (New York Times - June 28, 2008)

Medical Breakthrough?! How Articles About Autism Can Mislead (Lisa Jo Rudy's Autism Blog on - June 9, 2008)

Age of Autism: Daily Web Newpaper of the Autism Epidemic (Dan Olmstead - Editor / Kim Stagliano - Managing Editor)

The Answers to Autism May Be Inside the Mind: Dr. Fernando Miranda Says Neurologists Should Be More Involved in Autism Fight (by Claire Shipman & Ariane Nalty for ABC - News May 19, 2008)

Normal People Scare Me: A Film About Autism A compelling, must-see film conceived by Taylor Cross - an aspiring filmmaker with autism. An excellent tool for in-service, education and awareness, the film sheds a new perspective on autism as can only be expressed by those who experience it.

Autism researchers say eye tracker technology may lead to earlier diagnosis (The Canadian Press - May 16, 2008)

"A Masters in Self-Help" - Continuing Education (The New York Times - April 20, 2008)

Autism: Unraveling the Mystery (CNN - March 25, 2008)

The Truth About Autism: Scientists Reconsider What They Think They Know (Wired Magazine - March 16, 2008)

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Roads to Learning: The Public Libraries' Learning Disability Initiative

ALSC Children with Disabilities and Library Programs

Library Outreach Resources to Underserved Populations - Services to People with Disabilities

ALA Interface - Adaptive Technology: Not Just for People with Disabilities

Guide For Reviewing Children's Literature That Include People with Disabilities

Disability - Libraries

NINDS Autism Fact Sheet

Helping Your Child Become a Reader

Social Stories

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