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"The extreme male brain theory of autism," by Simon Baron-Cohen, Trends in Cognitive Science, June 2002.

"Theory of Mind and Self-Consciousness: What is it Like to be Autistic?" by Uta Frith and Francesca Hape, Mind & Language, March 1999.

The Neural Basis of Autism, by Robert Schultz, in NJ Smelser & PB Baltes (Eds) International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier Science, 2001.

"Autism and pervasive developmental disorders," by Fred R. Volkmar et al, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 45:1 (2004).

"The Genetics of Autism," By Rebecaca Muhle et al, Pediatrics, 5 May 2004.

"An 8-Year-Old Boy With Autism," by Isabelle Rapin, JAMA, 4 Apr 2001.

"New Hints Into the Biological Basis of Autism," by Erik Stokstad, Science, 5 Oct 2001.

"Perinatal Factors and the Development of Autism," by Emma J. Glasson et al, Archives of General Psychiatry, June 2004.

"Prevalence of Autism in a US Metropolitan Area," by Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp et al, JAMA, Jan 1 2003.

The Essential Difference, by Simon Baron-Cohen, Penguin Books 2003.


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