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by Toney Allman


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The ailments and conditions that afflict people today can be confusing, disturbing, and painful-both emotionally and physically. The Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful, explanations that offer readers and researchers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention. All volumes in the series include primary and secondary quotations, annotated bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.

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ISBN-13: 9781420501438
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 09/17/2009
Series: Diseases and Disorders Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Introduction: Mysterious Autism 8

Chapter 1 Faces of Autism 11

Chapter 2 Diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum 23

Chapter 3 What Causes ASDs? 37

Chapter 4 Treatments and Therapies 51

Chapter 5 Living with an ASD 65

Chapter 6 The Search for a Cure 77

Notes 90

Glossary 95

Organizations to Contact 97

For Further Reading 99

Index 101

Picture Credits 104

About the Author 104

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