Reference

Diagnosed Autism Is More Common in an IT-Rich Region, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110620103937.htm

Early Signs of Autism

http://www.earlysignsofautism.com/

Article on the Causes of Autism

http://www.special-learning.com/article/Causes_of_Autism

Supporting Transition from School to University

For many young people going to university is the first time they will live outwith the parental home. Here are some important considerations….

http://www.scottishautism.org/autism-knowledge-services/information-centre/supporting-transition/

Autism Classifications

 Want to to know the different autism classifications? Here’s an article to get you started. http://www.special-learning.com/article/autism_classification

 Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook

Disabled children: a legal handbook is an authoritative yet accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England and Wales. The authors expertly navigate the many, often overlapping, sources of law, explaining the difference between what public bodies must do to support disabled children and that which they may do.http://www.ncb.org.uk/cdc/resources/legal_handbook.aspx NB: See especially http://www.ncb.org.uk/cdc/resources/cemented_to_the_floor_by_law.aspx section.

The Science of Empathy

Does it upset you when you see people arguing? Do you cry at the cinema? Empathy is one of our most powerful emotions yet society has all but ignored it. Autism expert Professor Simon Baron-Cohen reveals the science behind “the world’s most valuable resource” – and how its lack is the root of human cruelty. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/mar/27/the-science-of-empathy

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin’s work continues to inspire millions, drawing superlative reviews such as these:

“Temple is my hero. She has my vote for the person who has provided the greatest advance in our understanding of autism this century.” -Dr. Tony Attwood, world renowned expert on autism spectrum disorders.http://www.templegrandin.com/