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ERIC Number: ED485723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Autism Overview: What We Know
National Institutes of Health
This fact sheet offers broad information about autism and answers some of the more common questions that parents and families often have about the disorder. The following questions are answered in this document: (1) What is autism?; (2) What causes autism?; (3) How many people have autism?; (4) Is autism more common in certain groups of people?; (5) When do people usually show signs of autism?; (6) What are some possible signs of autism?; (7) Is there a cure for autism?; (8) What should I do if I think my child has a developmental problem or autism?; (9) What are the treatments for autism? Sources are listed in the References section. Sources are listed in the References section. A glossary of terms is included at the end of the document.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847. Tel: 800-370-2943 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-984-1473; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.