Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Reference Handbook

Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Reference Handbook

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Overview

Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Reference Handbook by Raphael Bernier, Jennifer Gerdts

This handbook provides an overview of the current scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorders, as well as a cultural and historical perspective on the controversies that plague the field.

• Presents diagnostic criteria from the American Psychiatric Association manual

• Contains quotations and excerpts from scientific literature and text from court proceedings related to the Vaccine Injury Program

• Includes a chronology of important events in the field of autism, beginning in 1910 when the word "autism" was first used

• 12 charts, figures, and graphs illustrate autism diagnosis, neuroscience, treatment, prevalence, and cultural factors

• Includes reference bibliographies at the end of each chapter, as well as a chapter of annotated print and nonprint resources related to autism

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598843347
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/20/2010
Series: Contemporary World Issues Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Raphael Bernier, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and a faculty member at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology.

Jennifer Gerdts, MS, is graduate research clinician with the University of Washington Autism Center, Seattle, WA.

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