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ASD Video Glossary

FIRST WORDS Project, First Signs, and Autism Speaks, collaborated to build an innovative web-based ASD Video Glossary to help the public learn more about the early warning signs of autism. The glossary was launched in October 2007 and contains more than 125 video clips available free to the public. Side-by-side video clips show behaviors that are typical in contrast with those that are red flags for autism.  Over 110,000 users registered on the ASD Video Glossary in its first year. The Treatment section of the Video Glossary was launched in December 2011 and provides short windows into the different types of therapies available for children with autism including a description for each treatment and references supporting research evidence.

American Academy of Pediatrics version of the ASD Video Glossary
FIRST WORDS Project, First Signs, and Autism Speaks, collaborated to build a version of the web-based ASD Video Glossary for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that is featured in the AAP Autism Toolkit. The glossary offers two entry points – the first is organized around the diagnostic features of ASD and the second is an alphabetical list of terms associated with ASD. Both entry points lead to video clips that illustrate the terms.