U.S. Department of Health and Human Services



FAQ About Autism

Autism, part of a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD), is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person's lifetime. Learn about common signs, causes, treatment, and services available for children with autism.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Autism Speaks

A Parent's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder

This booklet defines autism, and answers questions about treatment approaches, medications, and options for enhancing social skills and opportunities for learning. Coping strategies for family members are discussed as well.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

Autism After Age 21: What Now?

Easter Seals offers services to support adults with autism as they navigate through the barriers they are likely to encounter in their day-to-day lives, such as finding a job, day programs, residential support to live on their own, community and recreation activities, and financial planning.

Review Date: November 26, 2014

Easter Seals Inc.

Autism Source

Find local resources, providers, services, and support for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Review Date: November 16, 2012

The Autism Society

Find an Easter Seals Center

Easter Seals has more than 500 centers nationwide offering services that help people living with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs.

Review Date: November 26, 2014

Easter Seals Inc.

Mental Health Topics (multimedia)

This multimedia site features brief information on a variety of mental health topics including, anxiety, autism, depression, panic disorder, and more. Listen to taped presentations in the English, Russian, Spanish and Somali languages.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

Healthy Roads Media

Organization Gateway: Disability Organizations and Resource Centers

Many of NICHCY’s visitors are looking to connect with organizations specializing in a particular disability or topic. Here, you can connect with many national disability organizations and information resource centers.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

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