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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 - Topic Overview

    WebMD provides information to your family about dealing with autism and answers common autism concerns including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments for autism.

  4. 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.

  5. Asperger's Syndrome - Topic Overview

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. History of Autism

    Where did the term autism come from, and how has knowledge about autism changed over the years? WebMD gives you the background you need to have a better understanding of the history, types, diagnosis, and treatment of autism.

  9. 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.

  10. Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Autism

    WebMD examines the role of occupational therapy in a treatment plan for autism.

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