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ERIC Number: ED508623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 86
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
Life Journey through Autism: A Parent's Guide to Research
Rao, Patricia A.; Holtz, Kristen D.; Ziegert, Amanda; Brown, Shana
Organization for Autism Research (NJ1)
Parents of children with autism face many challenges that arise from the practical, day-to-day issues of living with autism. The specific goals of this guide are to help parents: (1) Find information about autism; (2) Distinguish between research-based and non-research-based information; (3) Become savvy consumers of information by giving them the tools to identify reputable research; (4) Evaluate research studies using a guiding uniform framework; and (5) Interpret and apply research findings to their individual situation and needs. Appendices include: (1) Theoretical Perspectives on Autism; (2) Participating in Research Studies; (3) Sample Research Articles; and (4) Worksheets. A glossary; roster of major national autism organizations, foundations, and resources; and list of 16 recommended readings are included. (Contains 3 tables, 6 figures, and 1 footnote.) [This publication is the product of a collaborative effort between the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) and Danya International, Inc.]
Organization for Autism Research. 2000 North 14th Street Suite 710, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 866-366-9710; Tel: 703-243-9710; Fax: 703-243-9751; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organization for Autism Research