DEDICATION and ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.
PREFACE: Martha Bridge Denckla.
1 Where we are: Overview and definitions: Isabelle Rapin (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) and Roberto F Tuchman (Miami Children′s Hospital).
2 Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Edwin Trevathan (Washington University in St. Louis) and Shlomo Shinnar (Montefiore Medical Center).
3 The Social Deficit in Autism: Roberto F Tuchman (Miami Children′s Hospital).
4 Language and communication: clinical assessment and differential diagnosis: Isabelle Rapin (Albert Einstein College of Medicine).
5 Stereotypies and Repetitive Behaviors: Clinical Assessment and BRAIN BASIS: Jonathan W Mink (University of Rochester Medical Center) and David E Mandelbaum (Brown University).
6 Neurobiology of Autism: Michael V Johnston (Kennedy Krieger Institute) and Mary E Blue (Kennedy Krieger Institute).
7 Genetic Aspects of Autism: Maria T Acosta (Children′s National Medical Center) and Phillip L Pearl (Children′s National Medical Center).
8 Neuroanatomy and IMAGING STUDIES: Martha R Herbert (Neurology (Pediatric) and Center for Morphometric Analysis, Massachusetts) and Verne S Caviness, Jr (Massachusetts General Hospital).
9 Neuroimmunology and Neurotransmitters in Autism: Andrew W Zimmerman (Kennedy Krieger Institute), Susan L Connors (Kennedy Krieger Institute) and Carlos A Pardo–Villamizar (John Hopkins University School of Medicine).
10 Electrophysiology and epilepsy in autism: Kent R Kelley (Children′s Memorial Epilepsy Center) and Solomon L Moshé (Albert Einstein College of Medicine).
11 Autism, epilepsy and EEG epileptiform activity: Eliane Roulet–Perez (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois) and Thierry Deonna (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois).
12 Sleep and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Beth A Malow (Vanderbilt University Medical Center) and Susan G McGrew (Vanderbilt University Medical Center).
13 ATYPICAL SENSORY/PERCEPTUAL RESPONSIVENESS: Isabelle Rapin (Albert Einstein College of Medicine).
14 Motor Deficits in Autism: Jennifer C Gidley Larson (Kennedy Krieger Institute) and Stewart H Mostofsky (John Hopkins University School of Medicine).
15 Pathophysiology of Autism; Evaluation of sleep and locomotion: Masaya Segawa (Segawa Neurological Clinic for Children) and Yoshiko Nomura (Segawa Neurological Clinic for Children).
16 Neuropsychological assessment: Basic concepts and clinical utility: Susan K Klein (UHHS – Rainbow Babies and Children′s Hospital).
17 Treatment Approaches for the Autism Spectrum Disorders: Mark Mintz (The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health), Michael Alessandri (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities) and Paolo Curatolo (Tor Vergata University).
18 Outcomes of children with autism: Evdokia Anagnostou (Seaver and NY Autism Center of Excellence) and Michael Shevell (McGill University).
19 What we have learned, where we need to go: Roberto F Tuchman (Miami Children′s Hospital) and Isabelle Rapin (Albert Einstein College of Medicine).