Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder is referred to as a “spectrum” disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience.

Signs of this disorder generally appear within the first few years of life, but can be diagnosed at any age.


  1. Articles/Fact Sheets
  2. Podcasts
  3. Videos
  4. Websites

1. Articles/Fact Sheets:

Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet
This fact sheet describes what autism spectrum disorder is, common signs and related disorders, how it is diagnosed, and resources.

2. Podcasts:

Autism Spectrum Disorder Podcast
This podcast discusses the basic symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder and where to find help for an evaluation.

3. Videos:

What I've Learned from My Autistic Brothers
Writer Faith Jegede Cole draws on her personal experiences to spread awareness and understanding about autism. She shares her perspective as a sister who has two grown brothers with autism. 

How Autism Freed Me to be Myself
In this TED Talk, storyteller and activist Rosie King describes some of the experiences and challenges of being autistic, she challenges the stereotypes of people with autism.

4. Websites:

CDC: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
This web page includes basic information regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder including signs, causes, screening, treatments, and research.

UC Davis MIND Institute: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
This web page details information regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder. It also provides links to further information and research resources.