Autism Spectrum Disorders/Asperger’s Syndrome

“Think of it: A disability is usually defined in terms of what is missing, but autism... is as much about what is abundant as what is missing, an over-expression of the very traits that make our species unique.“

~Paul Collins, Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism

“What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool? You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done.“

~Temple Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's

Symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) begin early in life when difficulties with communication and interaction with others become apparent. The Center for Human Holistics™ uses a number of different healing modalities to help both children and adults develop enhanced communication skills, greater self awareness and emotional management tools that can have a profound effect on the overall quality of life for both patients and their families – children, parents or spouses. We pay particular attention to the patient’s developmental stage in order to customize treatment appropriately, and we emphasize the importance of education and support for family members so that they can better understand and relate to the challenges of their loved one’s condition.

 

  • Autism Speaks is the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
  • The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.
  • The National Institute of Mental Health’s resource page for autism spectrum disorders.
  • The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides a comprehensive site for Autism Spectrum Disorder facts, resources, education and updated guidelines.
  • Medicine Net provides a detailed description of Autism.
  • A resource page for Asperger’s Syndrome.
  • The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) center provides resources for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Aspergers Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder.
  • Portland Aspergers Network is a parent support organization in Portland, Oregon. We assist families and people living with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism (HFA), PDD-NOS and an umbrella of high-functioning autism spectrum disorders.
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This website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute or substitute for (i) medical advice or counseling, (ii) the practice of medicine including but not limited to psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy or the provision of health care diagnosis or treatment, (iii) the creation of a physician-patient or clinical relationship, or (iv) responsibility for or an endorsement, a recommendation or a sponsorship of any third party, product or service by Keith G. Lowenstein M.D., P.C. or any of its agents, employees, consultants or service providers. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your health care provider promptly and always speak with a health care provider before proceeding with any treatment for a health problem.
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