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!

Overcoming The Difficulties of Autism Spectrum Disorders

As a mother of an autistic child, I understand some of the difficulties of autism spectrum disorders. There are specific things that each of us can do to get through the challenges and come out on top. I’ll share with you some difficulties autistics go through, and how my family dealt with them.