The upsurge in autism spectrum disorders is not uncaused. It is no longer plausibly deniable nor is it untreatable. The first step toward successful treatment, however, is an accurate diagnosis of the problem and the discovery of its underlying causes-its etiology. Autism: The Diagnosis, Treatment, & Etiology of the Undenia addresses all these issues with a primary focus on etiology. This groundbreaking book addresses the crucial issue of causation in intelligible, accessible language while offering plenty of research to support key theories. Features: Readable and compelling stories showing the human side of the upsurge in diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders. Up-to-date information and analysis of relevant biochemical and medical research. Exploration of popular theories that only explain a small part of the upsurge, plus a realistic critical assessment of widely promoted message by key interest groups and stakeholders. Documented solutions and remedies for individuals, parents, grandparents, and caregivers.Autism: The Diagnosis, Treatment, & Etiology of the Undeniable Epidemic is an ideal supplement for an introductory course in communication disorders and child language disorders. This text includes a CD with video and audio clips to further student comprehension. Each new textbook includes a DVD. Please note: Electronic formats/ebooks do not include access to the DVD.