Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impairments in social relating, language, and by the presence of repetitive and stereotyped behaviors.
A how-to manual for organizations working to integrate services for persons with autistic spectrum disorders and their families.
This publication provides professionals, policymakers, parents and others with detailed “best practice” recommendations and rationale for screening, evaluating and assessing individuals suspected of having autistic spectrum disorders. These guidelines are the product of nearly a year’s work by experts in the field of autistic spectrum disorders and are based on validated scientific evidence, clinical experience and clinical judgment.
The DDS Autism Spectrum Disorder Initiative was created in response to the increasing numbers of persons diagnosed with autism served by the Department of Developmental Services.
This report is an update of the 1999 Autism Report and provides information on the population on persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorder served by the California Department of Developmental Services through 2002.
A report to the Legislature on changes in the population of persons with Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders in California’s Developmental Services System: 1987 through 1998.
UC Davis researchers in 2001 launched the first-ever major epidemiological case-control study of both genetic and environmental factors that may affect the development of autism, intellectual disability and developmental delay in children. They are aiming to study between 1,000 and 2,000 persons with autism and their families.
Last modified: October 28, 2019