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Autism Spectrum Disorders Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Autism

  1. Autism - Exams and Tests

    WebMD provides information about autism tests and exams, including screening, that can help doctors diagnose autism early in children.

  2. Autism - Symptoms

    People with autism have some varying core symptoms in the areas of social interactions and relationships.

  3. Autism - Treatment Overview

    WebMD provides in-depth autism treatment information including behavioral therapy, speech therapy, medications, physical therapy, alternative therapies, and support from family and friends.

  4. Asperger's Syndrome - Exams and Tests

    Asperger's syndrome is a developmental condition in which people have difficulties understanding how to interact socially. A diagnosis is best made with input from parents, doctors, teachers, and other caregivers who know or who have observed the child.

  5. Asperger's Syndrome - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for Asperger's syndrome strives to improve your child's abilities to interact with other people and thus to function effectively in society and be self - sufficient.

  6. Asperger's Syndrome - Topic Overview

    Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder in which people have severe difficulties understanding how to interact socially.

  7. Gluten-Free/Casein-Free Diets for Autism

    WebMD explains the theory behind the gluten-free/casein-free (GFCF) diet for autism.

  8. Parenting a Child With Autism

    If you are a parent of a child with autism, learn more from WebMD about finding information about the disorder and various treatment options.

  9. Helping Your Child With Autism Get a Good Night's Sleep

    Children with autism may have trouble sleeping -- and that affects the whole family. WebMD explains ways of help your child get a good night's sleep.

  10. Autism Therapies: ABA, RDI, and Sensory Therapies

    WebMD explains three effective autism therapies: ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Training, RDI (Relationship Development Intervention) Training, and Sensory Therapy. Find out what each one is, what happens, and if it's right for you or your child.

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