Grey House is pleased to add The Autism Spectrum Handbook & Resource Guide to its award-winning Health & Wellness series. This helpful resource provides readers with comprehensive and supportive information about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and 15 related conditions, from anxiety to tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), which are considered common comorbidities with ASD.
The Autism Spectrum Handbook & Resource Guide combines valuable, easy-to-understand
educational information for consumers, patients, and their families, with official reports and
releases about monitoring childhood growth and important milestones, community statistics, living
with an ASD, and treatments and further resources for co-occurring conditions. This new volume is
arranged in the following sections:
This detailed introduction to the book, and to ASD specifically, provides critical information such
as risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and a breakdown of other conditions associated
with ASD by genetic factors, mood/emotional issues, physical issues, and cognitive/behavioral
Section One: Studies & Statistics
This robust, colorful section of 300 pages includes detailed reports, fact sheets, maps, checklists,
and growth charts from a number of sources, including the Centers for Disease Control and the
National Institutes of Health. It begins with an annotated table of contents, followed by two
detailed reports on ASD, including state-by-state snapshots. From there, articles take readers
through tracking important childhood milestones, studies conducted into the link between vaccines
and autism, the social difficulties faced by children with an ASD, and coping strategies utilized by
adults with autism.
Following this are helpful backgrounders, facts, and treatment plans about the specific conditions
related to ASD that are covered in Section Three, including anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, depression, Down syndrome (DS), eating disorders, epilepsy,
fragile x syndrome (FXS), gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),
schizophrenia, sleep disorders, Tourette syndrome (TS), and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC).
Section Two: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
This section details a variety of resources for patients, families, and caregivers, including major
autism-related associations, agencies, foundations, research centers, and other resources.
Section Three: Risk Factors & Complications
This section includes 15 conditions that are considered to commonly co-occur with ASD.
Overviews detail the conditions themselves, how they relate to ASD, and both common and
cutting-edge treatment options. Patient, family, and caregiver resources follow, including Agencies
& Associations, Foundations, Libraries & Resource Centers, Research Centers, Support Groups &
Hotlines, Print Resources, Digital Resources and WebSites
Following that, users will find the following pieces of backmatter:
• Glossary of Terms lists major terms and concepts related to ASD.
• Entry Index lists all directory entries alphabetically.
• Geographic Index organizes listings alphabetically by state.
The Autism Spectrum Handbook & Resource Guide is a necessary reference for public and
academic libraries, as well as health center collections, providing information crucial to individuals
affected by ASD, their broader support network, caseworkers, social workers, and other health care