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Autism Speaks
Offers information on the science of Autism and promotes awareness, advocacy, and family services.

Autism Society of America
Includes information on autism, life with autism, research and programs, community resources, and more.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
This site, specifically targeted to children and adolescents, offers a specific section called "Facts for Families" containing articles on topics such as the transition to college with a mental disorder, ADHD, Autism, depression, eating disorders, and advocacy; a medical professional finder, and more.

Healthy Minds
Mental health information from the American Psychiatric Association.

MedlinePlus is a health information website sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It provides current and authoritative information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, specific diseases and conditions, and clinical trials.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is a mental health advocacy organization. Its goals include offering hope, reform, and health to the American community by providing education, support, and advocacy. The NAMI website has information on a wide range of mental illnesses, medications, and support resources.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Provides health and human development information, research, funding for research and training, and news and media reports.

Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin, 2006
Writing from the dual perspectivies of a scientist and as an individual with autism, Temple Grandin describes her experience living with Autism and offers insight on the nature of the disorder.

Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Aspergerís Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and other ASDs by Chantal Sicile-Kira, 2004
Based on the authorsí personal and professional experiences, this comprehensive and accessible source covers all aspects of autism conditions, including Asperger's Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder.

Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Aspergerís Syndrome by Jed Baker, 2005
This book addresses a wide variety of issues faced by individuals across the spectrum, such as perspective-taking, nonverbal communication skills, conversational skills, and stress management. It also explains the laws and services that provide assistance, offers a multitude of options and resources, and provides advice on meeting social goals.

Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome by Mohammad Ghaziuddin, 2005
This book explains the emotional and psychological difficulties that are often encountered with Autism Spectrum Disorders. It describes several conditions that are commonly seen in autistic children and adults, including schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and tic disorders, and gives guidance on their early detection and treatment.

Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism by Roy Grinker, 2007
Written by an anthropologist and father of a child with autism, the book documents the authorís search for answers about Autism and argues that the increased prevalence of autism is not the result of an ďepidemicĒ but rather of greater diagnosis brought about by increased understanding of the disorder.

Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults by Zaks Zosia, 2006
This book describes and suggests concrete ways to deal with some of the issues and problems faced by those on the autism spectrum. It also includes suggestions for maintaining different types of relationships.

Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning Autism by Temple Grandin, 2008
Using real-life examples, this book points out the many unique characteristics of individuals on the autism spectrum and explores many unnoticed aspects of Vocational Rehabilitation programs that provide job training and placement for people with disabilities, as well as Social Security Administration programs that offer vocational assistance.

The Complete Guide to Aspergerís Syndrome by Tony Attwood, 2007
This book brings together information on all aspects of Aspergerís Syndrome for children and adults, drawing on case studies, personal accounts, and correspondence with individuals with Aspergerís Syndrome.

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