Autism / PDD

Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) are diagnosed at a young age and are characterized by delays in communication and socialization. Autism is the most commonly known PDD, as well as Asperger’s syndrome and those that fall in the autism spectrum. Other PDDs include Rett syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS).

Learn the signs and symptoms of Autism and other PDDs. Read articles on the causes of autism, new research and treatment methods and more. Connect with peers, professionals and those with friends and family members diagnosed with Autism and other PDDs. Read and comment on articles to share your view!


Asperger's syndrome is a well known disorder on the autism spectrum. Learn more about how the disorder is diagnosed, symptoms, treatment and more.

The Signs & Diagnosis of Autism & Other PDD Disorders

This topic will review the signs of Autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and provide information on steps you can take towards gaining a diagnosis and understanding of this condition.