Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Editors: Volkmar, Fred R. (Ed.)

  • Editor in Chief: Fred R. Volkmar, Director of the Child Study Center of the Yale University School of Medicine
  • Associate Editors: Michael D. Powers, Rhea Paul, Kevin Pelphrey
  • Contributors: Leading scholars, researchers, and clinicians in autism
  • Offers a foundation of broadly based topics across the broad expanse of autism, pervasive developmental disabilities (PDDs) and related intellectual disabilities
  • Hyperlinks from Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders articles in both PDF and HTML formats lead interested readers to broader coverage across the encyclopedia entries
  • Serves as a reference repository of knowledge for the field as well as a conduit of information from leading research before it trickles down to the standard textbooks
  • Offers an extensive cross-referencing system that will facilitate the search and retrieval of information
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About this book

This major reference work breaks new ground as an electronic resource for students, educators, researchers, and professionals. Comprehensive in breath and textbook in depth, the Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders serves as a reference repository of knowledge in the field as well as a regularly updated conduit of new knowledge long before such information trickles down from research to standard textbooks. The Encyclopedia consists of 5 volumes and approximately 1,500 entries divided by the major conceptual areas of ASD and PDDs, including:

- Research trends and findings
- Behavior/speech
- Communication
- Treatments
- Education

Taking advantage of the techniques offered by the electronic medium, the Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders offers an extensive cross-referencing system facilitating search and retrieval of information.

About the authors

Fred R. Volkmar M.D., is the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. An international authority on Asperger's disorder and autism, Dr. Volkmar was the primary author of the DSM-IV autism and pervasive developmental disorders section. He has authored several hundred scientific papers and has co-edited numerous books, including Asperger Syndrome, Healthcare for Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Guide to Medical, Nutritional, and Behavioral Issues, and the recently released third edition of The Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. He has served as associate editor of the Journal of Autism, the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and the American Journal of Psychiatry. He also serves as co-chairperson of the autism/MR committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Starting in March 2007 he will serve as editor of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.


From the reviews:

“This encyclopedia is the only reference of its type. … this set offers something for everyone: summaries of state of the art and suggested research ideas for graduate students and professional researchers; descriptions of empirically tested methods for use by educators, case workers, and aides; and explanations for parents of common and not-so-common terms associated with their children on the spectrum. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; general readers.” (K. M. Dillon, Choice, Vol. 50 (11), August, 2013)

“This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive and current guide to the vast subjects of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) and is aimed at researchers, practitioners and professionals in the field. … This exponential rise in both the interest and amount of research in this field makes this encyclopedia a very timely and valuable resource. … The electronic version allows researchers across the world 24/7 access to a very useful tool in this fast information age.” (Penny Dade, Reference Reviews, Vol. 27 (6), 2013)

“Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders … serves as a vast summation of recent research, findings, and developments in the area of autism and has potential for being a widely used resource among researchers, parents, and practitioners. … a resource that will be valued for decades to come. … an extremely valuable contribution to the field of autism, lending a wealth of information to the field and packaging it such that any person interested in a specific topic can quickly access pertinent and trustworthy information.” (Glen Dunlap and Ashley Greenwald, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 58 (40), 2013)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Fred R. Volkmar
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
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Number of Pages
CCLXXV, 3429
Number of Illustrations
51 b/w illustrations, 64 illustrations in colour