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Useful Sources of Information

There are many sources and information readily available for parents on the internet. Here are some references we found useful and reliable.


|Source:
Kennedy Krieger Institute|

1. Early Signs Autism Tutorial Video
Bringing the early signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders into focus.

2. Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources (STAR) Parent Trainings Archive
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute archives its previous STAR trainings to allow parents and professionals to access the presentations at a time most convenient to them. If there was a training you wanted to attend in the past, but could not fit into your schedule, you will find all of the resources from that training on this page, including videos of the actual presentation and downloadable Power Point slides.

  • “But he only likes trains!”: Finding and Using Effective Reinforcement for Children on the Autism Spectrum (right-click>save link to download)
    Presenter: 
    Laura Solomon, PsyD.
    Date: May 1, 2013
  • Strategies to Enhance Functional Participation in Activities of Daily Living
    Presenters: Teresa Anderson, OTR/L, Meghan Hinderer, MS OTR/L, Megan Owens, MS OTR/L, and Jeanine Lindenstruth, MS OTR/L
    Date: November 7, 2012
    Training Video Link: Training Video
  • Play with Purpose: Being an Effective Partner with your Child
    Presenters: Rebecca Zimmerman & Kerry Buechler

    Date: September 12, 2012
    Training Video Link: Training Video
  • What is So Important about Joint Attention?
    Presenter:
     Jenny Sharpless
    Date: July 11, 2012
    Training Video Link: Training Video
  • Getting the Most Out of Play Time with Your Child
    Presenter: Dr. Rebecca Landa
    Date: April 11, 2012
    Training Video Link: Training Video

 

|Source: CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|

1. What is Autism?
This video discusses the signs and symptoms associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders.



2. Baby Steps: Learn the Signs. ACT EARLY.
This video discusses the signs and symptoms associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders.


3. Learn the Signs. ACT EARLY - It's Better to Know
A fotonovela on the importance to know what's wrong so you can act early.

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4. Learn the Signs. ACT EARLY - Track Your Child's Developmental Milestones
A map on your child's early developmental journey. Know what to look for along the way.)
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5. Learn the Signs. ACT EARLY - Go Out and Play Kit
A resource to help early educators monitor development through play.
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6. Workshop on US Data to Evaluate Changes in the Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)
Date: February 1st, 2011
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7. Use of Combination Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella VaccineRecommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
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8. Poliomyelitis
Infectious Diseases Related To Travel
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9.
Guidance to US Clinicians Regarding New WHO Polio Vaccination Requirements for Travel by Residents of and Long-term Visitors to Countries with Active Polio Transmission
Emergency Preparedness and Response
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10. Use of Selected Clinical Preventive Services to Improve the Health of Infants, Children, and Adolescents — United States, 1999–2011
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
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11. Reducing Sodium in Childen's Diet
VitalSigns - September 2014
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12. Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years
This schedule includes recommendations in effect as of January 1, 2015
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13. ADHD Guidelines
Recommendations, Diagnosis & Evaluation, Treatment
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14.
CDC Expert Commentary – Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Learn more about the new clinical practice guidelines for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
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15. CDC Free Materials
Free materials from parenting tips, Autism and ADHD to download
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16. CDC Multimedia and Tools
Videos and podcasts
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17. CDC Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers
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18. CDC Positive Parenting Tips
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19. CDC Autism Spectrum Disorder
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20. CDC Developmental Checklist
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21. Autism Case Training: A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum
The "Autism Case Training (ACT): A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum" is designed to educate future healthcare providers on fundamental components of identifying, diagnosing, and managing autism spectrum disorders through real life scenarios.

Disclaimer: These cases were developed by the authors. They do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Introduction & Directory

Module 1: Early Warning Signs of Autism

Module 2: Screening for Autism

Module 3: Communicating Concerns: Screening and Diagnosis Results

Module 4: Making an Autism Diagnosis

Module 5: Early Intervention and Education

Module 6: Treatments for Autism

Module 7: Autism-Specific Anticipatory Guidance

 

 

|Source: The Autism Society |

1. A Guide For Families New To Autism
Providing a general understanding of the autism spectrum, an overview of the various treatment options, and brief information about education, services and supports that are helpful to children and adults on the autism spectrum.
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2. Building Our Future Educating Students on the Spectrum
Providing information about working with students on the autism spectrum. Educators and school administrators provide the best educational services and supports based on the learning styles of students with ASD and with the various educational approaches designed to meet their unique needs.
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3. Establishing Positive Sleep Patterns for children on the Autism Spectrum
This article examines factors that can contribute to poor sleep and provides advice to address environmental variables, bedtime routines, and sleep training methods.
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4. Growing Up Together - Teens
This bbooklet is written for teenagers. It uses basic language to talk about what autism is and how to be friends with someone on the autism spectrum.
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5. Growing Up Together - School-aged children
This booklet is targeted to elementary-aged school children. It uses simple language to talk about what autism is and how to become friends with someone on the autism spectrum.
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6. Planning for Successful Transition Across Grade Levels
This article provides suggestions for facilitating a smooth transition so that students with ASD can more easily make the shift from one grade to the next with careful planning and preparation.
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7. Preparing to Experience College Living
This article describes supports available on college campuses, such as tutoring and supervised study halls, and gives suggestions on fostering social interaction. The article also provides a number of things to keep in mind when considering postsecondary options.
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8. Puberty and children on the Autism Spectrum
This article provides information and ideas that parents can use to help their son or daughter with the physical changes that come with puberty.
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9. Sibling Perspectives - Guidelines for Parents
This article is written for parents but provides important information and practical suggestions to help support siblings, strengthen families and minimize stressors.
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10. Supporting Appropriate Behavior in Students with Asperger’s
Providing 10 steps that help schools work toward achieving the best outcomes for students with ASD.
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11. The Puzzle Of Autism
This guide explains the characteristics of autism and suggests effective classroom strategies for improving the communication, sensory, social and behavioral skills of students with autism. 
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12. Transition from Preschool to Kindergarten
Suggestions are provided to parents to insure a more successful and less stressful transition.
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13. Transition- Preparing for A Lifetime
This article assists those involved in the education of students with ASD to provide effective transition planning.
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14. Transition to Middle School
This article provides a process that others have found useful for developing a successful plan.
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15. Adolescent Sexuality: Understanding the Physiological Changes and Psychosocial Challenges Facing the Adolescent with Autism
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16. What is Autism?

The Autism Society’s introductory brochure provides basic information about the autism spectrum, including the critical early signs, as well as background on the Autism Society and its mission.
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17. E
mployment
The authors of A Parent’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism describe three types of employment possibilities: competitive, supported, and secure/sheltered.
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18. Healing from Bullying for the individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Provide insight into the implications of bullying and its residual impact on victim
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19. 3 R’s for Bullying Prevention: Recognize, Respond and Report
Provide insight into the implications of bullying and its residual impact on victim
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|Source: The Lancet Neurology |

1. Dolphins, Dogs, and Robots Seals for the Treatment of Neurological Disease
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2. High Demands of the Autism Centers of Excellence Programme
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3. Music Therapy's Breakthrough Act
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4.
Paediatric Neurology - Improved Care of the Developing Brain
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5.
Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity
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6. Suicidal ideation and suicide plans or attempts in adults with Asperger's syndrome attending a specialist diagnostic clinic: a clinical cohort study
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7. Clinical efficacy and safety of a novel tetravalent dengue vaccine in healthy children in Asia: a phase 3, randomised, observer-masked, placebo-controlled trialView Page

8. Effect of a single inactivated poliovirus vaccine dose on intestinal immunity against poliovirus in children previously given oral vaccine: an open-label, randomised controlled trial
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|Source: Autism Speaks |

1. Autism and Medication - Safe and Careful Use
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2. Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit
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3. Employment Tool Kit
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4. IEP Guide
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5. Leading The Way - Autism-Friendly Youth Organization Guide
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6. Postsecondary Educational Opportunities Guide
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7. Parent Needs Help: 4-year-old with Autism Won’t Eat Solid Foods
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8. How Wearable Technology Could Benefit Individuals with Autism
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9. Q&A with Authors of ‘Solving Sleep Problems in Children with Autism’
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10. Heart of Autism: My Mission to Prevent Bullying
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|Source:
The American Occupational Therapy Association|

1. AOTA'S Evidence-based Practice Resources
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2. AOTA'S Evidence Briefs Autism Spectrum Disorder
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3. Autism Fact Sheet
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4. Help Students with Autism Achieve Greater Success in Academic Performance and Social Participation
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5. AOTA'S Children and Youth Fact Sheet
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6. Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards (2010)
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7. Occupational Therapy for Young Children Birth Through 5 Years of Age
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8. Addressing Sensory Integration Across the Lifespan Through Occupational Therapy
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9.Practice Tips: Transforming Caseload to Workload in School-Based and Early Intervention Occupational Therapy Services
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|Source:
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|

1. Impact of Literacy Intervention on Achievement Outcomes of Children
With Developmental Language Disorders: A Systematic Review

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2. The Effect of Sensory-Based Interventions on Communication Outcomes in Children: A Systematic Review
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3. Evidence-Based Systematic Review: Effects of Service Delivery on the Speech and
Language Skills of Children From Birth to 5 Years of Age

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|Source:
May Institute |

1.
May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (brief overview)
The May Center School is a special place where kids with autism grow, learn, and prepare for the future. 

2. Autism Fact Sheet for First Responders
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3. Summer Safety Tips for Children with Special Needs
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4.
5 Ways to Support Adults on the Autism Spectrum When Engaging in Conversation
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5. Siblings Teach Each Other About Life
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6. Step by Step to Success: Helping young adults move out of the classroom and into the community
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|Source:
American Academy of Pediatrics |

1.Teething Care & Anticipatory Guidance
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2. Safety of Vaccines Used for Routine Immunization of US Children: A Systematic Review
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3. Vaccines: Can Transparency Increase Confidence and Reduce Hesitancy?
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4. Management of Children with ASD
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5. Patterns of Mobile Device Use by Caregivers and Children During Meals
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6. Peer Victimization in Fifth Grade and Health in Tenth Grade

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7. Literacy Promotion: An Essential Component of Primary Care Pediatric
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8. Timely Versus Delayed Early Childhood Vaccination and Seizures
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9. Children, Adolescents, and the Media

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10. Optimizing Bone Health in Children and Adolescents
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11. Talking to Kids and Teens About Social Media and Sexting
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12. Clinical Report−−The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families
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13. AAP SafetyNet
Links and resources for information from the AAP and other organizations that specialize in keeping children and adolescents safer online.
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14. Maintaining and Improving the Oral Health of Young Children
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15. Sodium Intake and Blood Pressure Among US Children and Adolescents
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16. Many Pre-Packaged Toddler Meals and Snack Foods Contain Too Much Salt or Sugar
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17. Promoting Optimal Development: Screening for Behavioral and Emotional Problems
Clinical Report
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18. Sleep Duration, Restfulness, and Screens in the Sleep Environment
Clinical Report
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19. ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Clinical Report
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20. Implementing the Key Action Statements: An Algorithm and Explanation for Process of Care for the Evaluation, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Monitoring of ADHD in Children and Adolescents
Supplemental Information
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21. Mobile and Interactive Media Use by Young Children: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown
Clinical Report
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22. Residential Exposure to Pesticide During Childhood and Childhood Cancers: A Meta-Analysis
Clinical Report
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23.Timing of the Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Clinical Report
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|Source: Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation|

1. Did You Know Me Fact sheet
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|Source: Autism Parenting Magazine|

1.
What is hippo therapy and how can it help, children with Autism and ADHD Video

 

 


|Source: RDI Connect|

1. Tips on Creating an IEP
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2. Handling Transitions
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|Random Sources|

1. Guidelines for Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion
From the Ontario Neurotrauma Fondation
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2. The Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety
From the Institute of Medicine
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3. Flu Shots or Intranasal Flu Vaccine for Children?
From the NEJM Journal Watch
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4. Lidocaine Viscous: Drug Safety Communication - Boxed Warning Required - Should Not Be Used to Treat Teething Pain
From the US FDA
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5. Excessive Vitamins And Minerals In Food Put Millions Of Children At Risk
From the Environmental Working Group

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6. Children's Cereals: Sugar by the Pound: Sugar In Children’s Cereals: Limited Progress
From the Environmental Working Group
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7. Whooping cough in school age children presenting with persistent cough in UK primary care after introduction of the preschool pertussis booster vaccination: prospective cohort study
From the BMJ
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8. Drug treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and suicidal behaviour: register based study
From the BMJ
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9. Costs of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the United Kingdom and the United StatesFrom the JAMA Pediatrics
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10. Some siblings of people with autism have troubles as adults
From the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
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11. Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids. From TED.COM
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12. Autism's First Child
From the ABCNews
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13. Autism's First Child
From theatlantic.com

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14. The Cost of Autism Spectrum Disorders
From plosone.org

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15. Screen Sense: Setting the Record Straight Research-Based Guidelines for Screen Use for Children Under 3 Years Old
From zerotothree.org

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16. Using Screen Media With Young Children
From zerotothree.org

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17. 5 Myths About Young Children and Screen Media
From zerotothree.org

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18. Communication and Autism
From thelittleblackduck.com.au

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19. Autism Spectrum Disorders
From The Arc: For People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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20. Evidence-Based Social-Emotional Curricula and Intervention Packages for Children 0-5 Years and Their Families
From Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention

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21. Therapies for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Behavioral Interventions Update
From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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22. Models of Best Practice in the Education of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
From Virginia Dept. of Education

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23. Education Act 1996 (Special Education Regulations 2013)
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24. The Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet and Autism: Limited Return on Family Investment
From Sagepublications.com

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25. Using a Blended Curricular Model of Professional Development to Increase Educator Repertoires for Instructing Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
From International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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26. Unimpaired Attentional Disengagement and Social Orienting in Children With Autism
From Sage Journals

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27. Environmental and Genetic Influences on Neurocognitive Development: The Importance of Multiple Methodologies and Time-Dependent Intervention
From Sage Journals

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28. ADHD - Effectiveness of Treatment in At-Risk Preschoolers; Long-term Effectiveness in All Ages; And Variability in Prevalence, Diagnosis and Treatment
From Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality - US Dept. of Health & Services
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29. Treatment of ADHD among Children with Special Health Care Needs
From jpeds.com
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30. Measuring the Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT)
From Administration for Children and Families - US Dept. of Health & Services
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31. Children's Perception of the Effectiveness of Strategies for Regulating Anger and Sadness
From Sage Journals
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32. Will They Like Me? Adolescent's Emotional Responses to Peer Evaluation
From Sage Journals
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33. Early Childhood Development and Disability: A Discussion Paper
From WHO and UNICEF
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34. Aggressive and Self-Injurious Behaviors in the Context of Developmental Disability in Children and Adolescents - Clinical Recommendations
From UFHealth
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35. Draft Recommendation Statement: Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children - Screening
From US Preventive Services Task force
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36. Draft
Making Sand and Water Learning Centers More Accessible for Children with Special Needs
From Kaplan
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37. Letting Students Fidget in the Classroom
From Kaplan
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38.
Exploring the Importance of Attachment for Infants and Toddlers
From Kaplan
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39.
American Academy of Pediatrics Urges Universal Autism Screening
From JWatch
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40. 4 Ways to Promote Anti-Bullying Behavior in Your Classroom
From Rethink
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41. The Value of Standardized Testing: A Perspective from Cognitive Psychology
From Sage Journals
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42. The of Video Games on Cognition (and How the Government can Guide the Industry)
From Sage Journals
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43. Mathematics Intervention: Translating Research into Practice
From Sage Journals
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44.
Teaching Handwriting to Elementary Students with Learning Disabilities
From Sage Journals
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45. Promoting Inclusion, Social Connections, and Learning Through Peer Support Arrangements
From Sage Journals
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46.Diagnosis Lost: Differences between children who had and currently have an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis
From Sage Journals
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47. Government Study Suggests Autism Overdiagnosed

From Disability Scoop
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48. Claim: Proposed Pay For ABA Therapy Would Be Lowest In Nation
From Disability Scoop
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