Autism

What Is Autism?

 

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. The most obvious signs and symptoms tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age.

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Ethan's Story

When my sweetheart, Vince, and I got married, we always knew we wanted a family, and after just seven months of marriage, I happily found myself pregnant with our first child. After a good pregnancy, with just normal aches and pains of age, as well as a bit of high blood pressure and carpal tunnel, Ethan gloriously arrived in our family in January of 2010, and life would never be the same.

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ASD Resources

Below you will find a list of resources that have been invaluable to us in learning about ASD. Please let us know if there are resources you think belong on the list.

Blogs & Websites

 

Living With Autism Blog 

Autism Source Database, for families around the country to find a local support chapter.  Their Resource Database, created in 2004, is the most comprehensive database of its kind. They strive to offer only credible and reliable resources to their constituents.

Books And Courses

100 Day Kit

 

Organizations

Autism Speaks 

Autism Society 

Support Groups

Autism Support of Tulsa 

Apps

LAMP Words for Life

Writing Wizard

 

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