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!

Facts About Asperger’s Therapy

Asperger’s therapy includes both traditional and nontraditional approaches. Cognitive and behavior therapy, speech therapy, vitamin supplements, and special diets are just a few. Here are a few facts about Asperger’s therapy.

Stimming in Children: Overview and Coping Methods

Stimming behaviors are seen typically in children with autism spectrum disorders. These behaviors can be distracting to others, although they serve a purpose for the individual with ASD. Learning about stimming behaviors and how to reduce or eliminate them is helpful for the person dealing with ASD.