The last in a series of five articles with specific special needs resources
The most recent data from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) indicates that in the U.S., about 1 in 88 children have been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism spectrum disorders are almost five times more common among boys than girls – with 1 in 54 boys identified.
(Source: CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, March 2012:
Because of this high level of autism prevalence, we thought it most appropriate to conclude our series here by providing our readers with helpful website resources for that specific need. We hope that this list of autism websites will help you as a parent, teacher or caregiver of a child or adult with autism.
BEST Websites for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)
Autism Spectrum Disorders---from the National Center for Learning Disabilities
National Autism Association
Autism NOW---from the National Autism Resource & Information Center
TeachersFirst Resources on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Asperger’s
Websites for Families from Autism Speaks
10 Great iPad Apps for Students on the Autism Spectrum---by Patrick Jordan
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www.FocusandRead.com Tools for struggling readers of all ages!
www.BrennanInnovators.com Info & support for struggling readers
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