ABC News Launches Online Autism Resource
Thursday, November 6, 2008
By: Carin Yavorcik
OnCall+ Autism Center provides information from experts
ABC News recently launched its OnCall+ Autism Center, where visitors can find answers to questions on autism answered by medical experts from prestigious medical centers across the country. The site includes over 200 common questions and answers about autism answered by knowledgeable professionals in the field, such as "What is an Autism Spectrum Disorder?", "What is an IEP?", and "Is Autism Present from Birth?". The Q&A’s are broken down into the following categories: The Basics, Risk Factors, Symptoms and Diagnosis, Treatment, and Living with Autism.
The site also includes video segments featuring viewpoints from families and individuals affected by autism, resources, and autism special reports from Nightline and Good Morning America. Visitors can also post their own questions to the experts. To visit the site, go to http://abcnews.go.com/health/autism.