ERIC Number: ED486273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Autism Overview: What We Know
US Department of Health and Human Services
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is one of many federal agencies working to understand autism. The NICHD supports and conducts research on what causes autism, how many people have autism, how best to treat the symptoms of autism, and other topics. This document offers broad information about autism and answers some of the more common questions that parents and families often have about the disorder. More detailed information on these topics is available from the sources listed in the references section. A glossary is included.
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Child Health, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Drug Therapy, Behavior Modification, Therapy, Immunization Programs
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847. Tel: 800-370-2943 (Toll Free); TTY: 888-320-6942 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-984-1473; Web site: http://www.nichd.nih.gov.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Community; Parents
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.