Part I: Introduction. From Kanner to the millennium: scientific advances that have shaped clinical practice. Part II: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Assessment. Contributions of the psychiatrist. Contributions of psychology. Contributions of pediatrics. Contributions of neurology. Part III: Treatment. Nonmedical interventions for autism spectrum disorders. Pharmacotherapy. Alternative theories: assessment and therapy options. Cultural issues in autism. Professional-parent collaboration: the M.I.N.D. Institute model. Afterword: some thoughts on the M.I.N.D. Institute model. Appendix: resources. Index.
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