Great Source of Information About Autism Spectrum Disorder

I was just looking at the Autism Society Inland Empire web site.  It is a great source of information about Autism Spectrum Disorder.  One thing that may be particularly helpful to some people is their 2010 Resource Guide which lists over 800 Autism-related resources on 200 pages.  More than 75 topic areas, including Education, Advocacy, Therapies, Recreational Opportunities, Medical/Dental, and Colleges are covered.  It can be downloaded from their Resources page,  http://www.ieautism.org/resources

Early Diagnosis of Autism: Good Thing, Or Bad?

Apparently, there is a big debate going on about whether or not it is appropriate for children to be diagnosed with such things as depression, ADHD, autism, etc. Some feel that there is too much early diagnosing of these kinds of things and that it is a problem becaues diagnosis leads to medication. They say that we are turning normal behaviors of young children into diseases that must be treated and they believe that is wrong. Others say that early diagnosis leads to early intervention and that, they say, is a good thing.

Here is a link to a recent article on the Psychology Today website entitled, To diagnose or not diagnose our children; tht is the question.

What do you think? Is early diagnosis helping or harming children?

A good source for information about dealing Autistic children is The Essential Guide to Autism.

Welcome to my blog about Autism and Aspergers Syndrome

 

Larry

Hello!  And welcome to my blog about Autism and Aspergers Syndrome.  I have a grandchild who is autistic and I have become very intersted in learning about Autism.  I will be posting information I have found about Autism and Aspergers Syndrome – what they are, what causes them, what can be done to treat them, and how to help the people who care for persons with Autism or Aspergers Syndrome.