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August 2002

Developments in Autism
A look at the genetics of autism.
GRADE LEVEL: Parents, Professional


This site is dedicated to helping parents or anyone interested in staying abreast of the developments in the genetics of autism research.
This well-designed site is laid out in tables with photographs and blocks of color to separate the large amounts of text.
Content is organized into six major areas that can be accessed from the left-side menu.
Families who struggle with the challenges of living with autism will find this site to be a great resource. Whether you are looking for a general overview of the disorder and the body of research that is associated with it or an explanation of how genetic principles relate to autism, you will find it here. An interactive timeline traces the history of the disorder from when it was first described in 1943 to the present. Included is a discussion of environmental influences on autism, frequently asked questions, the latest research news, and stories from families whose lives have been touched by autism and related disorders.


Review by Hazel Jobe
Education World®
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