Prevention

Parenting Children With Asperger's And High-functioning Autism

Working with Autistic Children

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At present, no specific means of preventing autistic disorders exist. Because of an elevated likelihood of giving birth to more than one autistic child exists, genetic counseling is recommended.

Resources books

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 4th edition, text revision. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association, 2000.

Hamilton, Lynn, Facing Autism. Colorado Springs, CO.:

WaterBrook Press, 2000. Kaplan, Harold, MD, and Benjamin Sadock, MD. Synopsis of Psychiatry. 8th edition, revised. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 1998. Powers, Michael, Psy.D., ed. Children with autism: a parent's guide. 2nd edition., Bethesda, MD.: Woodbine House, 2000.

Wing, Lorna, M.D. The Autistic Spectrum. Berkeley, CA.: Ulysses Press, 2001.

organizations

American Psychiatric Association. 1400 K Street NW,

Washington, D.C., 20005. Autism Network International, PO Box 448, Syracuse, NY 13210-0448.<http://www.students.uiuc.edu/bordner/ani/>.

Barbara S. Sternberg, Ph.D. Aventyl see Nortriptyline

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