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Advocacy & Support

  • Autism Research Institute
    The Autism Research Institute (ARI), a non-profit organization, was established in 1967. ARI is primarily devoted to conducting research, and to disseminating the results of research, on the triggers of autism and on methods of diagnosing and treating autism.
  • Autism Society of America
    Founded in 1965, ASA is the oldest and largest grassroots organization within the autism community with nearly 200 chapters nationwide.
  • Autism Speaks
    Autism Speaks is an advocacy group that is dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; and to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society.

Pittsburgh Resources


Selected Books

Coplan, James
Making Sense of Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Create the Brightest Future for Your Child with the Best Treatment Options
RJ506.A9 C672 2010
Coplan is a developmental pediatrician who has worked with children on the autism spectrum for more than 30 years. In this guide Coplan covers causes and symptoms, treatment, and how the family can cope.
Goldberg, Michael
The Myth of Autism: How a Misunderstood Epidemic Is Destroying Our Children
RC553.A88 G65 2011
Dr. Goldberg and his colleagues think that autism cannot be genetic but is a symptom of a treatable neurological disease that attacks the brain's immune system, in other words, autism is not psychological or developmental but a medical disease caused by a dysfunction in the neuro-immune system and often by secondary neurotropic viruses that impact the neuro-immune system and brain.
Hughes-Lynch, Claire
Children with High-Functioning Autism: A Parent's Guide
RJ506.A9 H84 2010
Hughes-Lynch, professor of teacher education in the early childhood/special education program at the College of Coastal Georgia and parent of a child with autism and a child with another mental disorder, both of whom are also gifted, parents of children with high-functioning autism, pervasive developmental disorder, and Asperger's Syndrome.
McClannahan, Lynn E. & Patricia J. Krantz
Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior
RJ506.A9 M426 2010
Two former directors of the Princeton Child Development Institute provide instructions for developing a set of pictures or words that cue a child with autism to engage in a sequence of activities. Appropriate for both parents and teachers, the guide explains how to teach a child to follow an activity schedule, select their own rewards, end an activity, and expand social interaction skills.
Myers, Jennifer McIlwee
How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger's
RJ506.A9 M94 2010x
No matter how high-functioning children with autism or Asperger's may be or may become, they function better as adults if they've had the chance to learn basic skills, from being on time to good personal hygiene.
Olmsted, Dan and Mark Blaxill
The Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine, and a Manmade Epidemic
RC553.A88 O47 2010
In this controversial book, journalist Olmsted and Blaxill (a parent of an autistic child) investigate the history of autism, beginning with the landmark 1943 report by Johns Hopkins psychiatrist Leo Kanner on 11 children born in the 1930s, and its association with industrial pollutants.
Quinn, Barbara and Anthony Malone
Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: An Altered Perspective
Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, is the umbrella term used to describe a whole family of related conditions. Within this group, there is a subgroup of conditions known as PDD (NOS) - Pervasive Developmental Disorder (not otherwise specified) - which do not quite meet the diagnostic criteria of Autism or Asperger Syndrome. Written specifically for parents, this fully-updated second edition sets out what it means for a child to be diagnosed with ASD, PDD (NOS), autism or Asperger Syndrome, and explains where parents should go from there.
Robinson, Ricki G.
Autism Solutions: How to Create a Healthy and Meaningful Life for Your Child
RJ506.A9 R62 2011
Autism Solutions gives parents a greater understanding of their child's unique learning, sensory and medical profile. Recognizing that no parent can do this alone, Dr. Robinson explains how to establish a team of professionals who can work with the child to give him or her the opportunity to live well, learn, interact and thrive.
Sansosti, Frank J
High-Functioning Autism - Asperger Syndrome in Schools: Assessment and Intervention
LC4718.S26 2010
For school-based practitioners like educators, administrators, and student support personnel, Sansoti (school psychology, Kent State U.) et al. detail how to improve the academic, behavioral, and social outcomes of students with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome.
Siri, Ken and Tony Lyons
Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism 2010-2011
RJ506.A9 S57 2010
Ken Siri and Tony Lyons have compiled the latest in autism theory, research, and treatment from more than eighty experts on a variety of therapies, including therapies of the future.
Tubbs, Janet
Creative Therapy for Children with Autism, ADD and Asperger's: Using Artistic Creativity to Reach, Teach and Touch Our Children
RC553.A88 T83 2008
Janet Tubbs has created a successful program using art, music and movement to teach children with autism, AD/HD and Asperger's Syndrome. This book explains her approach to help parents, therapists and teachers work with children with these disorders.
Wiseman, Nancy D.
Autism Spectrum Disorders - An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed Child
RJ506.A9 W57 2009
As a parent of a child with autism, Nancy D. Wiseman, founder of the national organization First Signs, Inc. and author of Could It Be Autism?, knows firsthand how overwhelming it can be to grapple with the diagnosis. But intervening as soon as possible will lead to your child's best chance for recovery.

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Subject LC Classification
Autism RC 553
Autism in Children RJ 506.A9

Last updated December 19, 2012