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Morrow, Maleah Ms. Green Comp. Rhet. 406 10 October 2013 Autism: Works cited Autism 101.

Posted 2001. Easter Seals. Accessed September 26, 2013. <easterseals.com/explore-resources/living-with-autism/> Easter Seals researched the main facts about autism to let people be aware. In this article it says there are five developmental disorders that fall under the Autism Spectrum Disorder umbrella: Autistic Disorder, Aspergers Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder and Peruasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified(PDD-NOS). Also informs that many people with autism struggle with communication, socialization, and restricted and or repetitive behaviors.

Autism Fact Sheet. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Accessed September 30, 2013. <cdc.gov/ncbdd/actearly/pdf/parents_pdfs/autismfactsheet.pdf> This shows research and information found out from the the people at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which is here to help with health matters. Tells ASD is a group of developmental disabilities caused by a problem with the brain but scientists dont know exactly what causes the problem. But says there is usually nothing about a person with ASD looks that sets them apart from other people. Theyre just like us from the outside. They just might communicate, interact, behave and learn in ways that are different from most people according to what studies have told us.

Autism Myth Busters. Accessed site September 26, 2013 <Autismmythbusters.com/general-public/home/portrayls-in-the-media/> Autism Myth Busters was created to tell about the myths of autism and if theyre true or not. They have the ability to talk about this because they have dealt with people with autism of every kind.. This entry tells about how autism is portrayed in the media. It says that the way its portrayed is as high functioning, special skilled people who cannot connect with emotions. This is untrue. A person with Autisms

abilities to function varies between everyone. This is addressed for people who want to know about autism and find the truth. Autism Society. Accessed September 30,2013. <Autism-Society.org/about-autism/> The Autism Society is dedicated to spreading the word and knowledge of autism. This article is mainly about looking for signs in young children and meant for an audience of parents. It explains is a spectrum disorder. A spectrum disorder is a disorder that affects individuals differently and varying degrees. Typically appears during the first three years of life. It shares some signs to look for in your child such as: lack or delay in spoken language, repetitive use of language and or motor mannerism, little or no eye contact, lack of interest in peer relationships, lack of spontaneous or make believe play, and persistent fixation on parts of objects. Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation. Updated 2012. Accessed September 29, 2013. <myasdf.org/site/about-autism/?gclid=ciqounfx8bkcfza-mgodegcAag> The Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation was built to inform everyone on information and knowledge of Autism. This article talks about the probabilities and percents of autism. Autism directly affects 1 in 88 children including 1 in 54 boys. More children with be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDs, diabetes, and cancer combined. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United Sates. Connect the Pieces. Posted May 10, 2013. Meta. Accessed September 26, 2013 <connectthepeices.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/portrayal-of-autism-in-movies-andtelevision> This article talks about how Autism is portrayed in the media through the eyes of a group of people. The abilities of people with autism vary so it has to be hard to portray, but many in movies and television show autistic characters as high function individuals. So we the people dont get to see or experience someone that has a low level of autism. In life the level of the abilities differ from every person.

Melinda Smith, Jeanne Segal, Ted Hutman. Help guide. Posted July 2013. Accessed September 26, 2013 <helpguide.org/mental/autism_.htm>

Three doctors team up to write an article based on what they know of autism and give advice. This article pertains to parents of children with autism. They tell us that autism is not something you will grow out of, but there is many treatments that can help children learn and even help financially because thats a big strain on families. It costs a lot of money to keep up with the demands of an autistic child. The give some ways to help direct by giving us ideas such as provide safety and structure & find nonverbal ways to connect.

Cara Santa Maria. Huffington Post. Date Posted June 6, 2012. Accessed site September 30, 2013 <huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/11/vaccines-autism-controversey-why121586898.html> Cara Santa Maria researched childhood vaccines in relation to autism, and was what this article was created to tell. Ever since Andrew Wakefield published his paper The Lancet there was controversy over wither or not childhood vaccines have been linked to autism but after fourteen years on research scientist can conclude to the public they have not found anything that links childhood vaccines to autism. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Posted August 21, 2013. Accessed September 17, 2013. <ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm> This website is designated for research on neurological disorders and stroke. This fact sheet says Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a range of neurological disorders, characterized social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. ASD varies in many different ways but occurs in all ethnic, socioeconomic and age group.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Posted August 21, 2013. Accessed September 17, 2013. <ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm> This article from The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke goes into further details and answers questions being asked. It answers the question that so far twin and family studies is the only one that strongly suggests inheritance plays a role in autism. Identical twin studies show if one twin is affected there is up to a ninety percent chance the other one will be affected. Also in families if one child has ASD the risk of having a second child with ASD is aproximally five percent or one in twenty. This is greater than the risk for the general population.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Posted August 21, 2013. Accessed September 17, 2013. <ninds.hih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm> This article from the researchers at NIH answers questions the general public has about autism. Such as: What causes autism? Scientists and researchers cant be certain about what causes ASD, but it is likely that both genetics and environment play a role. Studies of people with ASD have found irregularities in several regions of the brain. Other studies suggest that people with ASD have abnormal levels of serotonin or other neurotransmitters in the brain.

Ellen Notbohm. 10 things Every Child with Autism Wish You Knew. Accessed September 17, 2013. <ellennotbohm.com/article-archive/ten-things-every-child-with-autism-wish-youknew/> This is an article by Ellen Notbohm tells ten things a child with autism wished you knew. She finds this out by talking to someone with autism. 1. I am a child. 2. My senses are out of sync. 3. Distinguish between wont (I choose not to) and cant (I am not able to). 4. I am a concrete thinker. 5. Listen to all the ways I am trying to communicate. 6. Picture this! Im visually oriented. 7. Focus and build on what I can do rather than what I cant do. 8. Help me with social interaction. 9. Identify what triggers my meltdowns. 10. Love me unconditionally. This article is for anyone who wants to know things an autistic person would like you to know.

Lindsay Taylor. Huffington Post. Posted August 12, 2013. Accessed September 29, 2013. <huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/12/autism-including-labor-_n_3745425.html> This article talks about what Taylor found out when it comes to the rumors of inducing and speeding up labor is linked to autism. Her research came up that overall 5,648 children develop autism, three times as many boys as girls. Among autistic boys almost one third of the mothers she talked to had labor started or fastened, versus almost twenty nine percent of the boys without autism.

Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy. Posted July 2013. Washington Autism. Accessed September 29, 2013.

<washingtonautismadvocacy.org/updates/how-common-is-autism/> This article takes information from the Center for Disease and prevention and tells the public about the prevalence of autism in the United Sates throughout the past few years. As of 2012 estimated the prevalence as 1 in 88. Compared to 1 in 110 in 2009 a 23% increase. And in 2007 it was 1 in 150, a 78% increase. Effecting 1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls. Geraldine Dawson says its a crisis of epidemic proportion- and not just among children. The rate of autism each year is growing and effecting more and more people. And no one knows why.

Sarah Michelle Williams. Your Guide to Autism. Posted 2007. Accessed September 29, 2013. <yourguidetoautism.com/how-a-child-with-autism-learns-more-effectively.html> Williams talks about on her blog about what children with autism need from her own experience. This si guided for parents that have children with autism. She says children need structure, taught visually, as few distractions as possible and that they communicate with their behavior. These will help the child with everyday things and with learning.