Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Reference Handbook

Book - 2010
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This handbook provides an overview of the current scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorders, as well as a cultural and historical perspective on the controversies that plague the field.

* Presents diagnostic criteria from the American Psychiatric Association manual

* Contains quotations and excerpts from scientific literature and text from court proceedings related to the Vaccine Injury Program

* Includes a chronology of important events in the field of autism, beginning in 1910 when the word "autism" was first used

* 12 charts, figures, and graphs illustrate autism diagnosis, neuroscience, treatment, prevalence, and cultural factors

* Includes reference bibliographies at the end of each chapter, as well as a chapter of annotated print and nonprint resources related to autism

Published: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2010.
ISBN: 9781598843354
Branch Call Number: R618.9285 BER
Characteristics: xxi, 324 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Gerdts, Jennifer


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