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  • http://media.photobucket.com/image/autism/niicole_lindsey/autism.jpg?o=9
  • I myself do not know anyone personally who has autism spectrum disorder but I did have the pleasure of meeting the kids in our school who do have autism. I am so happy that I picked this as my subject and also so happy I worked with Miss Egan’s and Mr. Piazza’s class this year. I have learned so much from the kids and it just made me want to learn more. My goal for this project was to help others and to try and make a difference in their lives and I hope that I accomplished my goal. I hope I have helped out those kids in any way because I know that they helped and touched my life. http://www.flickr.com/photos/49354133@N00/833758821/
  • If you personally do not know anyone who has autism like myself you may want to pay closer attention to what autism actually is. Someday in your life you may have a child with autism or meet someone with autism and listening to this presentation can help you understand exactly what this disorder is.http://www.flickr.com/photos/26586732@N04/3313155082/
  • My thesis is explaining what autism is all about and how it works. It talks about how autism is diagnosed as a child and continues into adulthood. Also it is explaining the main disabilities the disorder has and what skills are developed. There have not been a cure yet but there has been advances. http://www.flickr.com/photos/helixelementaljewelry/4015524922/
  • http://media.photobucket.com/image/autism/yaknowwho5/autism.jpg?o=140
  • The word autism comes from the Greek word “autos” meaning “self”. For the past 100 years we call this disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder.In the year 1911 EugenBleuler is a Swiss psychiatrist who was the first to diagnose the disease. When autism was first found it was used to describe emotionally disturbed children, still not knowing the entire meaning of Autism Spectrum Disorder. This was because it was still in the early 1900’s and researchers have not looked into the autism disorder as much as they should of to tell the world just yet. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cupcakeenvy/3393063209/
  • In 1943, Dr. Leo Kanner who graduated from John Hopkins University explained what autism was and how it worked. He was able to explain this because he had been observing eleven children since they were born for six years who showed the early signs of autism. The years were 1938 to 1943. By his research and understanding of what he already knew of autism, this study made it more clear. The children he was observing did indeed have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Kanner needed to do many tests and compare the different actions each child was doing in order to make sure his study was correct. During the 1930’s there was no real explanation for autism. The parents of the children with the sings were beginning to think that they were at fault for what was happening to their children, but that was not the case at all. Later, in the 1980’s and 1990’s was when Kanner’s shared his research with the world and it was all starting to make sense. http://www.flickr.com/photos/crowolf/2125470786/
  • Autism is a severe developmental disorder. Children/People who have this disorder appear and look to be normal, but do not act like it. Autism is different in every single person who has it. This affects different people in different ways. Cases of autism can range. Someone could have autism but only very lightly and interacts with others as if they do not even have the disorder. In other cases the person with the disorder can not even talk or bring themselves to hold a conversation with another person. That is why Autism is so interesting, you will never know what to expect.
  • Researchers will look for delay in social interaction, they way they speak, and the way the act. Those are the three main areas health professors and researchers look at when trying to find autism. For some children autism symptoms begins right at infancy and for other children signs may not begin to develop until three years of age. With those who have autism they have a certain routine they are used to every day. If that routine were to change the person would be very confused at first, but will eventually get what is going on. Sameness is very key. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aardvartinafieldofclover/2900630056/
  • Everyone can be social, but everyone is different about being social. Autism makes a person feel uninvited to a conversation therefore the person with autism does not want to associate themselves with others. When you are having a conversation with someone who has autism they tend not to look you in the eye or even look at you at all. When you are talking to them or calling their name, sometimes they purposely distract themselves by doing something else and do not care to listen to you. Also is someone is upset or angry the person with the disorder will not understand why someone feels this way unless you explain exactly what happened and why and repeat it over a few times so that they will completely understand. A child with autism and has problems with social skills is usually unaware of the world around them.http://www.flickr.com/photos/thepostess/4144843848/
  • When it comes to talking those with autism do not feel the need to, which is why they start talking at a later age. From my own experience I have noticed that it takes some time for someone to put words together and make a sentence. All you need is patience and it will come to them. The reason why they would repeat a word several or more times was because they did not know the meaning or because they simply just do not understand it.Google Images http://www.flickr.com/photos/44442915@N00/3088658824/
  • Behavior skills are different in every child with autism. Some children prefer not to talk to others and all and some cannot not stop talking once they get going. It depends mainly on their comfort zone and who they are talking to. Again there will always be a specific routine each child has everyday and will follow the same routine the same way they did the day previously. Some children like to stand, walk around, or move around the room. http://www.flickr.com/photos/maaawii/4493475742/
  • The families living with someone with autism do not think of it as a disorder but as being different and unique. Currently there is no known cure for autism but there are ways to help those with autism by treatments and therapy. There will always be a search to find the cure for autism, and there has been a search since the 1940’s when autism was first discovered. No case of autism is the same. The signs in two different people might be similar but autism can range in all different areas. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cherylsartbox/1373849921/
  • The symbol for autism is the puzzle piece banner being all different colors. The reason there are puzzle pieces on the banner because every day they are trying to solve the cure to autism, just like trying to solve a puzzle. It is said that each child with autism is their own piece of the puzzle. Also with the different colors and the puzzle represents the diversity with autism, how everyone with autism is unique and special in their own way.
  • It is still unclear to researchers what exactly causes autism. For the past few years there has been a gene mutation study that researchers are looking for. There are many genes that are related to brain functions that sometimes “mutate” and may cause autism. There are many possibilities of where autism can come from or how its caused. It is said that 30%-50% cases are inherited.
  • When autism was first discovered it was found in five children out of every ten-thousand. Now a days since the 1990’s autism is found in every sixty children out of ten-thousand. Recent studies have shown that autism is found more in boys than girls. In the year 2007 the Center of Disease Control found autism is 1 out of 150 children. (Autism Research Institute )http://www.flickr.com/photos/cameosteph/1813664169/
  • This relates back to how common Autism is. Boys are more likely to have Autism with a 4 to 1 chance then girls, but when girls do have the disorder it is usually much more severe and have a greater impairment from the world. There is no explanation to why this is but this is what the studies have shown. Every day there is 1.5 million Americans who are affected with Autism. They are affected in all different ways. Someone may have the disorder, someone may have a disorder similar or related, or someone could be living or interacting with anyone who may have the disorder. Autism has been known to increase by 10 to 17 percent each year. Every year there are four million babies born in the United states and out of those 4 million 24,000 will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Researchers are beginning to think with Autism becoming more common it will be easier to find a cure or how Autism comes to be but there is no way to know as of now. http://media.photobucket.com/image/support%20autism/savannie_oxox/untitled.jpg?o=6
  • Is Autism Genetic? This question is hard to answer because researchers are still not positive of the answer. Even though there are families with one autistic child there are many families with more than one autistic child. Studies have shown that a gene with familial autism is found on chromosome 13. Autism is different in every family. Some families it is passed on from generation to generation. Most families with autism do not have a strong family history of the disorder. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wes4ua/2595862167/
  • These five disorders all fall under the category of Autism. Autistic Disorder, Persuasive development disorder other wise known as PDD, Asperger’s syndrome, Rett syndrome, and Childhood disintegrative disorder. Someone who is diagnosed with Autism might have one of these syndromes as well. Each of these disorders have common symptoms that come along with them. http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldofmoments/2995284870/
  • Children with Pervasive Developmental disorder have delays is very basic skills that children at the age of three should already have and should have no problems developing these basic motor skills. This disorder is awfully close to Autism Spectrum Disorder and falls under the category. The definition of pervasive is to be present throughout which is not what pervasive developmental disorder is. Children who have the disorder do not have issues in all areas but just one specific area. All other areas of the child function normally. The child with this disorder has problems in communicating with others and social interactions. Also if there is any change in their routine they will become very confused and aggravated with everyone around them. http://www.flickr.com/photos/uniquecharm/3142494118/
  • Asperger’s Syndrome is related to Autism Spectrum Disorder. The traits appear to be the same for asperger’s are they are for autism. Delay is speech, poor social skills, and does not like the idea about change in routines. With Asperger’s Syndrome the symptoms improve over the year as with autism the symptoms remain the same. Adults with asperger’s usually understand what their illness is and even some teens. Adults understand their weakness and try to improve them. Now Asperger’s is a very rare disorder. Three out of 10,000 people have Asperger’s syndrome. http://www.flickr.com/photos/asbestos/589137436/
  • There are many different treatments for treating autism. Depending on what case there is will be the treatment that the child will receive. Therapy is the main treatment for autism. The three different types of therapy are Behavior and communication therapy, medical and dietary therapy, and complementary therapy. The behavior and communication therapy focus on the areas of behavior, communication, sensory integration, and social skill development. There are antibiotics used for the medical and dietary therapy. The drugs are used to treat anxiety, attention problems, depressions, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. The complementary therapy is used to help increase learning and communication skills.http://www.flickr.com/photos/earringsbykaren/3409534620/
  • There is one known affective cure for treating autism. That is an educational program that fits each students performance level. This gives the child one on one time with the teacher to learn their basic skills they were unable to develop on their on. There are new and increasing educational programs for not only children but also adults. There are individual classes starting to develop which will help the child with autism better understand the world around them and again help them develop skills. In these classes the children are taught how to communicate and interact with others as well as learning the basic subjects. This task is difficult for families because the parents of the child with autism must always be aware of the new and upcoming treatments for autism to see if there is any more progress in finding a cure. http://www.flickr.com/photos/helixelementaljewelry/3969481969/
  • The applied behavior analysis is a technique used for treating autism. This treatment is known to be very expensive therefore not widely used but parents like this idea and are trying to find ways to have their children have this opportunity. The reason why parents are so keen on having this treatment for their children is because the teacher comes into the child’s home and having a one-on-one teaching lesson with that child. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/autism
  • Currently there is no medication to take for autism. The behavior and emotional problems include Aggression, Anxiety, mood swings, tantrums, and irritability. There might not ever be one but there will always be medication to take to treat all the affects that come along with autism. Risperidone is the best known medication to treat children with autism from the ages of 5 to 16. The medicine is normally used to treat emotional and behavioral problems. There are eleven factors of autism that these medications can treat a few of them are listed above.http://www.profilekiss.com/picture/code-19/autism+awareness.html
  • Right now there is no cure for Autism Spectrum Disorder and it is unlikely that there will ever be a cure, but no one will ever stop looking. Researchers, health professors, family members, and the ones with autism will keep furthering their search for the cure. There are so many treatments and opportunities out there or those who have autism but that will never be enough to actually cure the disorder that is why we will never stop looking. http://www.flickr.com/photos/osvaldo_zoom/3874181123/
  • Screen tests start at early child when the child begins to show signs of autism. The earlier these symptoms are found the easier it is for the doctors to determine which of the types of autism the child may have. The first way anyone would recognize signs of autism spectrum disorder would be in the child’s behavior. If the child is distant and not very social there is a good chance the child has some form of autism or the beginning stages. The next step to test the child is the physical tests. Such as. Physical examinations, their weight and height, and hearing tests. http://www.flickr.com/photos/95188486@N00/2347802101/
  • Today if someone really wanted to help with the Autism Cause there are numerous ways for them to be involved. There are plenty of websites informing the new advances of autism and explaining exactly what the disorder is. There are walk events for autism every month until the end of the year. Then the walk events will be scheduled for the next year. http://www.flickr.com/photos/podgypanda/3363814069/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrn8/2212219989/
  • Again a child who has autism do not show the signs of autism usually until they reach the age of 3. They may show normal signs of development all the way up to 3. When that child does begins to show signs they must go through a series of tests to be sure that this case is autism. The major tests are taking by practitioner who has a good back-round on autism and other disorders that relate to autism as well. The practitioner must perform a medical examination and a physical examination. If the doctor finds weakness on one side of the body of the child and more reflexes then usual then the doctor concludes that the child has abnormal brain activity and needs an MRI examination. http://www.flickr.com/photos/penguinspieces/4306278166/
  • April is the one month out of the year that the United States has decided to dedicate to Autism Awareness. The United States has been celebrating Autism Awareness month since the 1970’s. Dedicating an entire month to Autism gives the people who do not associate with someone who has Autism how important it is to stay involved and to help out as much as possible. The concern has been increasing throughout the year. I myself do not have a family member with Autism but yet I remain fully involved as much as possible and I love it. Google Images
  • When interacting with someone with autism they are usually not very social at first, but again that all depends on how serious their case of autism might be. You should not approach someone with autism that does not know you, let them get to know you first. Autistic kids tend to keep to themselves for most of the time and also when put with a group of people they keep their distance from the group of people and like to do their own thing showing little or no emotion at all. https://health.google.com/healthhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/alisters/3355299442/
  • This picture is describing the different parts of the brain where someone with autism is affected. http://www.seattlepi.com/autism/info15.shtml
  • Autism is not just called Autism, it is called Autism Spectrum Disorder. Spectrum Disorder is an entire range of disorders that have common features with one another. Another reason why this disorder is known as a spectrum disorder because of how mild someone can have the disorder to how severe someone might have the disorder. It ranges in all different areas. There are three types of the Autism Spectrum Disorder. They are Autism Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. http://autism.healingthresholds.com/therapy/picture-exchange-communication-system-pecs
  • It is common sense not to do drugs or drink any sort of alcohol during a mother’s pregnancy with a child, but any of those could result in a child having Autism. You must also not take any prescription pills unless they were prescribed by your doctor, this is where chemical exposure falls under. After an infant is born another way to avoiding autism is to have your child put in early treatment. If there are early signs of your child having autism then this is a good idea for your child. The National Institute of Child Health and Development is looking for new ways for autism to be prevented. With all the infants affected with autism in one year, studies show that 20 of those infants younger siblings will also be affected with autism. This institute’s goal is to be able to diagnosis someone with autism before any of the normal sings begin to develop.
  • Someone with autism usually has sensory problems and are sensitive to things they interact with everyday. A normal reaction to hearing something loud or unusual to their hearing is to cover their ears and scream because they feel uncomfortable. Seeing a new texture can make them confused and again uncomfortable same goes for the tastes and smells. If a child becomes upset because of their sensory issues they want to be left alone or be somewhere where they do feel comfortable which is usually their own house. The reason why someone with autism has problems with sensory is because their brain has trouble balancing all of the senses. Other children with autism react to pain differently then someone without autism may act. http://www.ilsul6ana.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/bracelet-2.jpg
  • In the year 1975 The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act was founded. This act says that each state must provide every and any child with special need have the right to a free and public education. This education must meet their needs at any cost. With the individual lessons for each child this will help the child develop their skills and to learn faster and more efficient. http://www.flickr.com/photos/26586732@N04/3537231743/
  • Until an autistic child reaches the age of 22 it is the public schools responsibility to educate them. Then once they do turn 22 then it turns to the family to restart the education of their child. If the child is high functioning then it will not be hard at all to find them living arrangements or even a job. On the other hand if their child is not high functioning the child will have to live with them so they are able to receive all the help they need and the parent will also need to find them a job if they are able to maintain a job.http://www.flickr.com/photos/8432816@N07/3404789827/
  • The first step I did in my project was to email one of the mothers of one of the students in my independent study class for her to bring in the autism awareness society jewelry. I sold this jewelry in school at all lunches for 1 week in school and also to my family and friends. I will be selling the jewelry until the end of the year. So far I have made $500 in selling the jewelry. The next step in completing my application was to organize my talent show. I held a talent show in the LGI on March 12th. I had to reserve the LGI and I had to send letters home to the students parents who were in the show to make sure they were allowed and also to invite them. Next I had to make invitations for anyone who wanted to come see my talent show. I also had to set up for the show by getting speakers, a microphone, a cd player, and making a cd with the list of songs that they were performing. The entire talent was recording and was a success. I had the best time working with the kids, we also had a few practices before the show. There was a lot of organizing in this application.
  • I have learned so much from this project. Doing this project was a great experience for me and now I know what I want to do with my future. I have worked with Miss Egan’s class since the beginning of the year and I am going to miss them so much when I leave here this year. If there is one thing that this project has taught me its that, don’t judge someone before you know them they may be smarter than you think.

Autism Awareness Autism Awareness Presentation Transcript

  • AutismAwareness
    By: Kaitlin Brennan
    Mrs. Oren
    Period 1
    Google Images
  • Overview
    Thesis
    History
    Types
    Signs/Prevention
    Video Clip
    Class Activity
    Conclusion
  • Personal Relevance
    Surroundings
    Want to make a difference
    Help others
  • AudienceRelevance
    Why listen?
    May affect you
    Learn more for the future
  • Thesis
    Autism spectrum disorder starts out at a young age and continues into adulthood with delays in social interaction, communication, and different skills that are developed. Even though there have been new studies and advances there is still no cure and that is why we never stop trying to solve the puzzle.
  • Definition
    Etc.
  • History
    The word “autism” has been used for over 100 years
    Autism comes from “Autos”; Greek
    EugenBleuler, first to discover in 1911
    Emotionally disturbed children
    http://www.autism-pdd.net
  • History Continued …
    Leo Kanner, first to introduce autism to the world
    1960’s; medical researchers had an understanding of autism
    1980’s and 90’s; when learning facilities opened for autism
    Present; Many studies of autism and what it really is
    http://www.autism-pdd.net
  • What is Autism
    A Severe developmental disorder
    First signs begin at birth or early childhood
    Affects a child socially, mentally, and emotionally
    All cases range
    http://kidshealth.org/
    Google Images
  • Signs of Autism
    3 main problem areas
    Social, language, and behavior
    Children diagnosed with autism usually have different symptoms
    Signs first start at early infancy of the child
    Unique Behavior
    http://www.webmd.com
  • Social Skills
    Fails to respond to his or her name
    Poor eye contact
    Tends not to listen at times
    Restrains themselves from cuddling and holding
    Is Unaware of others feelings
    Prefers playing alone
    http://www.mayoclinic.com
  • Language Skills
    Begins talking later than other children
    Loses the ability to say words or sentences
    Does not make eye contact when asking questions
    Speaks with an abnormal tone; might use different voices to talk with
    Unable to hold a conversation
    May repeat words or phrases, but doesn't understand how to use them
    http://www.mayoclinic.com
  • Behavior Skills
    Has repetitive movement; rocking, spinning or hand-flapping
    Specific routines
    Becomes upset at the any change in routines
    Moves constantly
    Fascinated by parts of an object
    Ex. : The spinning wheels of a toy car
    http://www.mayoclinic.com
  • The mystery
    Where is the cure?
    Why is every case different?
    Will there ever be a cure?
    Solve the puzzle
    http://www.autismbookstore.com
  • Solve the puzzle
    The banner- stands for the complexity and mystery of autism
    Puzzle pieces- stand for hope in finding a cure
    http://autism.about.com
    Google Images
  • Causes
    30%-50% cases inherited
    Brain dysfunctions
    Genetic disorder, involves several genes
    Unclear what causes the genes to mutate
    http://www.webmd.com
    Google images
  • Common?
    Past- 5 children in 10,000
    Present- 60 children in 10,000, since the 1990’s
    1 in every 150
    More common for boys than girls 4 to 1
    http://www.netwellness.org
  • Who does this affect?
    Boys more likely
    1.5 million Americans
    24,000 infants
    http://www.mychildwithoutlimits.org
  • Genetic?
    Usually more than one autistic child in a family
    Chromosome 13
    Passed on
    http://autism.about.com/od/causesofautism
  • Types of Autism
    Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Pervasive development disorder (PDD)
    Asperger's syndrome
    Rett syndrome
    - Only known to be diagnosed in girls
    Childhood disintegrative disorder
    http://www.iser.com
  • Pervasive development disorder (PDD)
    Delays in development of basic skills
    Confused in many areas
    Age 3 symptoms show
    “Pervasive” – to be present throughout
    Communicating, Routines, Temper, and Behavior problems
    http://www.medicinenet.com/pervasive_development_disorders
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
    Difficult to interact with others
    Traits of autism
    Symptoms improve as the person grows older
    Rare disorder
    http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism
  • Treatment
    Varies on the different needs
    3 Categories
    behavior and communication therapy
    medical and dietary therapy
    complementary therapy
    http://www.healthscout.com
  • How is Autism Treated?
    One affective treatment
    Educational program for all ages
    Individual classes
    Taught how to interact and communicate
    Parents kept up to date
    http://pediatrics.about.com/od/autism
  • Applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment
    Young children
    Teaching basic skills
    One-on-one
    Programs held at child’s home
    http://rsaffran.tripod.com
  • Medicine Treatment ?
    Behavior emotional problems
    Aggression
    Risperidone
    https://health.google.com/health
  • Future Treatments
    Researchers, parents, professors
    Finding a cure
    Techniques and Treatments
    Improving the quality of life
    http://ezinearticles.com/?Treatment-in-Autism
  • Tests and Exams
    Screen tests at anearly age
    Identifying the signs
    Behavior
    Physical tests
    http://www.webmd.com
  • Help the Cause
    Websites
    Getting Involved
    Walk Events
    Being Informed
    http://www.autismspeaks.org/walk_events
  • The Way I See It
    Every 20 minutes another child is diagnosed with autism. It’s much more common than people think, with one out of every 150 children diagnosed. Learn the early warning signs of autism, and if you’re concerned about your child’s development, talk to your doctor. Early intervention could make a big difference in your child’s future.
    - Bob Write
  • Diagnoses
    Normal development until age 3
    Shows signs, begins medical and physical examinations
    MRI examination
    Unusual amount of reflexes; weakness on one side of the body
    http://www.medicinenet.com/autism
  • Autism Awareness Month
    Since 1970’s
    Increasing the awareness
    April – your chance to get involved
    Wear your ribbon
    http://www.autism-society.org
  • Interaction
    Slow to act upon
    Tends to keep to themselves
    Rather play inside then outside
    Shows little emotion
  • Affects on the Brain
  • Why is Autism called “Autism Spectrum Disorder?”
    Common features
    Mild and Severe symptoms
    3 types
    http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health
  • Prevention
    Avoid taking medications/drugs/ alcohol
    Chemical exposure during pregnancy
    After birth; early treatment and diagnosis
    National Institute of Child Health and Development
    20 infants with an older sibling with autism will develop autism
    http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism
  • Sensory Issues
    Sensitive
    Left Alone
    Trouble balancing senses
    http://www.mentalhelp.net
  • Child’s Rights
    Education for a every grade level
    The individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    Free and public education
    Individual education
    http://www.autismspeaks.org
  • Autism in an Adult’s eye
    In school until age 22
    Finding a job to meet their needs
    Programs to help them throughout the other years
    Community help
    http://autism.emedtv.com
  • They think…
    Therefore they are more than a diagnosis
  • Application
    Jewelry
    Letters to parents
    Talent show
    Organizing
  • Video Clip
    Talent Show …
  • Class Activity
    Hand Out
    Wright with your less dominate hand
    Take puzzle piece
    Please write something meaningful and it will ne handed to one of the students in the class
  • Conclusion
    This project was a great experience for me and now I know what I want to do with my future. I have worked with Miss Egan’s class since the beginning of the year and I am going to miss them so much when I leave this year. If there is one thing that this project has taught me its that, don’t judge someone before you know them they may be smarter than you think.
  • Works Cited
    Blakeley-Smith, Audrey. “A Model for Assessing and Treating Problem Behavior Associated With Curricular Difficulties in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders.” Environmental Fit: n. pag. EBSCO Eldercare. Web. 23 Nov. 2009. <http://web.ebscohost.com/‌ehost/‌delivery?vid=13&hid=3&sid=>.
    Carey, Benedict. “Autism Diagnoses Rising, U.S. Reports. .” Childhood (Oct. 6): p. 6. ebrary. Web. 21 Nov. 2009. <http://web.ebscohost.com/‌ehost/‌delivery?vid=14&hid=3&sid>.
    Coates, Heather. “Autism Spectrum Disorders: Wading Through the Controversies on the Web.” Autism Spectrum Disorders: Vol. 28 Issue 3, p259-267, 9p. EBSCO Eldercare. Web. 22 Nov. 2009. <http://web.ebscohost.com/‌ehost/‌delivery?vid=12&hid=3&sid=>.
    Gillis, Jennifer, et al. “Prevalence and Intervention Effectiveness. .” Fear of Routine Physical Exams in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders 24.3: p. 156-168. ebrary. Web. 20 Nov. 2009. <http://web.ebscohost.com/‌ehost/‌delivery?vid=13&hid=3&sid>.
  • Works Cited
    Hilsheimer, George. How to Live with your Special Child. Washington, D.C.: Acropolis books, 1970. Print.
    Myles, Brenda, et al. Autism Spectrum Disorders . Westport, Connecticut : Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. , 2007. Print.
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