This lesson gives a brief look at Autism in general and includes a variety of resources to learn more. There is a small focus on Asperger's Syndrome as students who have been diagnosed with this are usually mainstreamed in American classrooms. By viewing this tutorial you should have a better idea of what causes autism.
Today, it is believed that 1 in every 88 children are affected by Autism with males being affected at a rate of 4 to 1 compared to females. As teachers and community members, it is important that we can spot the symptoms and work with autistic children effectively in our classrooms. Below are some resources that are available for free from Autism Speaks.
The following is a brief overview of Asperger's Syndrome - what is it and how can it be identified. There is a full toolkit sponsored by Autism Speaks that is available by clicking on the source link below.