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Autism Genes: Links & Books


HHMI Online Companion
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute offers detailed information on the study of autism. Read articles on new research, watch videos of lectures presented by HHMI investigators, and much more.
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Autism Society of America
Find the stories of those who have an autism spectrum disorder, family members of autistic people, and members of the scientific and health-care community at this website from the Autism Society of America.

Autism Information Center
Learn about autism at this website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Autism Genetic Resource Exchange
The Autism Genetic Resource Exchange collects genetic material from families that have one or more family members who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. See more about the organization at its website.

Arresting Autism
On this webpage from Children's Hospital Boston, learn about Dr. Charles Nelson's work trying to identify early indicators of autism in very young children. Also, meet the Irzyk family, whose four-year-old son Jack has autism, and find links to other Children's webpages on autism.


Autism: A Very Short Introduction
by Uta Frith. Oxford University Press, 2008.

Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life With Autism
by Temple Grandin. Vintage, 2006.

Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs
by Chantal Sicile-Kira and Temple Grandin. Perigee Trade, 2004.


"What the Autism Gene Finding Means for Parents"
by Deborah Kotz. U.S. News & World Report, April 28, 2009.

"Autism Gene Findings Raise Questions, Hype"
by Brandon Keim. Wired, January 10, 2008.

"Genetic Flaw May Explain Some Cases of Autism"
by Benedict Carey. The New York Times, January 10, 2008.


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