This is a useful link to Characteristics of Autism. You will also find links to other relevant topics at this website.
American Psychiatric Association on Autism: http://www.psychiatry.org/mental-health/key-topics/autism
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on autism: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/facts.html
ASCEND (Autism Spectrum Center for Educational and Neurological Development) 6741 Corsair Ave. Prescott, AZ 86301, 928-443-9290 www.azautismascend.org
Autism Info: http://www.autisminfo.com/
Walden Program: http://www.emory.edu/EMORY_REPORT/erarchive/2003/September/September8/9_8_03walden.html This is a brief description of the Walden program your young children with autism.
Carly’s Voice: http://carlysvoice.com/ One of the first books to explore firsthand the challenges of living with autism, it brings readers inside a once-secret world and in the company of an inspiring young woman who has found her voice and her mission.
How Can You Help Your Student with Aspergers: http://www.nea.org/aspergers Kathi Grace, an award-winning special educator in Vermont shares a few tips for working with students with Aspergers. Note: Aspergers is now considered part of the Autism Spectrum Disorder, high functioning.
Florida State University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities: http://www.fsuautism.com/
Kennedy-Krieger Institute: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/
UC Davis Mind institute: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/
Autism Safety.org: http://www.autismsafety.org/ Addresses bullying, mistreatment and suicide prevention.
Autism Society of America
Center for the Study of Autism