What Is ASD?.

For this Assignment, you are going to create an autism spectrum disorder booklet intended to educate parents, grandparents, and others. Your booklet should provide an overview of autism spectrum disorder and describe how ASD has evolved over time to shape current views of this disorder. Some of the original theories and causes of autism spectrum disorder have resulted in misconceptions, and this booklet can be used to show how times have changed. To complete this Assignment, you will be using the Unit 6 Assignment Template.

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What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Analyze the definitions of autism spectrum disorder that you have read in this course. Using your own words, define ASD in at least 250 words.
Describe three major characteristics of children age birth–8 years with autism spectrum disorder.
Causal Theories
Discuss two ways the treatments of/views on autism spectrum disorder have changed over time.
What are three suspected causes of ASD today?
Why is it important to understand research-based causal theories versus popular-belief causal theories?
How Is Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosed?
Describe how a child (birth to 8 years of age) is currently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
Please be sure to include the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder.
Family Supports and Resources
Provide four local and national resources for families’ use.
List and describe (in full sentences) four specific local and/or national agencies and/or organizations available to provide support and information for children (birth to 8 years of age) with autism spectrum disorder and their families.
Make sure to include how these agencies and organizations can be utilized by children with autism spectrum disorder and their families.
Responses to each section should be written in paragraph format and be a minimum of 250 words. Please include at least three different references in your responses and properly cite all sources using proper APA formatting and citation style. 12 FONT, Times New Roman.


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