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!
The American Academy of Pediatrics sets limits on televsion watching for typical children. What about children with autism? Is TV bad for autistic children? Read to find out more on watching TV and its potential for effect on autistic children.
Individuals with autism have difficulties finding and maintaining employment. To compensate for both these challenges and those of the disorder, these individuals need explicit instruction in acquiring workplace skills. Keep reading to learn how to encourage job skills for an autistic adult.
Whether you or your child has recently received a diagnosis, or you are working with an individual on the autism spectrum, you will want to familiarize yourself with the symptoms of pervasive developmental 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.
The connection between brain injury and autism is somewhat vague. Does brain injury cause autism? Does autism cause changes in the brain? Or are the two related to a completely different disorder? Researchers — and vaccine courts — are still trying to figure it all out.
As the awareness of Asperger’s syndrome has grown in recent years, a number of books have included a fictional character with the condition. Read on to learn more about two best sellers that offer insights into life with Asperger’s.
Do vaccines cause autism? Thousands of parents of autistic children are sure that they do. However, research does not agree. Studies show that vaccines do not cause autism, regardless of whatever anecdotal evidence parents might bring.
Some people with Asperger’s enjoy certain types of sports while others are not really interested in these pursuits. Read on to find out which sports are best for Aspies and what they can get out of them.
Kids are kids the world over, but choosing gifts for a child with Asperger’s can be a daunting task. Knowing what interests them and how they will respond is a big part of buying smart. As a mother of an autistic son, I’ll share my insights into gifts that make great choices!
Although there is no cure for Rett syndrome, there are a variety of approaches that can help reduce specific symptoms and prevent complications in affected girls. Here is an insight into possible treatments of Rett syndrome.