Article: Flying under the radar: Girls and Women with Aspergers Syndrome

Many girls and women do not meet diagnostic criteria, as the criteria are based on the behavioural phenotype of boys. There exists a critical need for diagnostic criteria to reflect the female phenotype.

Article: Health Professionals Network: The Changing Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder: What They Mean for Practice

An estimate of the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concluded that rates of ASDs are roughly 30% higher than previous estimates.

Webpage: National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability: Perske’s List

Robert Perske, respected author, advocate and long-time supporter of The Arc, compiled a list of people with intellectual disabilities who gave false confessions to begin documenting these otherwise hidden-away cases.

Article: UC Davis MIND Institute: Atypical development in the siblings of children with autism is detectable at 12 months

This article discusses the results of a 2014 study which found that close to half of the younger siblings of children with ASD develop in an atypical fashion.

Website: The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability

The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD) is the first national effort of its kind to bring together both victim and suspect/ offender issues involving people with I/DD under one roof.

Report: Bureau of Justice Statistics: Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2012 – Statistical Tables

In this report, crimes against people with disabilities are classified according to six limitations: hearing, vision, cognitive, ambulatory, self-care, and independent living.

Article: Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC): Opening Doors: A Discussion of Residential Options for Adults Living with Autism and Related Disorders

The study focuses on the residential concerns of adults living with autism and related disorders.

Video: Kennedy Krieger Institute: Showing Early Signs of Autism

To improve recognition of the early signs of ASD among pediatricians, parents, and early intervention providers, Kennedy Krieger Institute has developed this free 9-minute video tutorial on ASD behavioral signs in one-year-olds.

Article: National Down Syndrome Society: Dual Diagnosis of Down Syndrome & Autism

This article offers information about individuals who are dually-diagnosed with Down syndrome and autism, what researchers are learning through data collection, and insights to the evaluation process.

Article: Huffington Post: Kids with Autism May Have Poorer Sleep

This article is about a study which found that kids with autism may sleep less each night due to disturbed sleep than children without the condition.