The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is pleased to join with other child health organizations in recognizing April as Autism Awareness Month. Visit www.aap.org/autism — the AAP’s home for the latest information and resources on autism for health care professionals and families.
The AAP has new resources this year to add to its full range of autism-related information for pediatricians and families. The new items include:
- Sound Advice on Autism is a series of audio interviews with medical experts and parents of children with autism. A new interview features James Perrin, MD, FAAP, who is a pediatric developmental expert and president-elect of the AAP. Dr. Perrin discusses the latest in autism research, diagnosis, and treatment.
- Autism: Caring For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Resource Toolkit For Clinicians now is available as a digital download or CD-ROM and includes tested screening tools, clinical fact sheets, and family handouts in both English and Spanish.
- Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know is a new book that helps parents understand how autism is defined and diagnosed and provides information on behavioral and developmental therapies.