What are the symptoms of autism? This article examines some of the classic symptoms of the disorder and how they may present themselves.
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!
Individuals with Aspergers may desire to be in relationship with another person, but are not sure how to meet a suitable date and make a good impression on them. Read on for advice on how to do both of these.
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.
Families of adults with Asperger’s may be surprised at the problems that stem from the condition. There is help available and people can learn to cope with the situation.
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.
Teenage years are stormy at the best of times and autism can add to the raft of problems. Read on to find out more about autistic teenagers and how they can cope with the challenges they face.
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.
Are all autistic individuals blessed with a special gift or talent? Keep reading to learn more about autistic savants and talented autistic individuals.
Asperger’s syndrome is characterized by six groups of symptoms. These vary in intensity but at least five must be present for a diagnosis to be made. Read on to learn more about these symptoms.
Enhance and improve the lives of children on the autism spectrum with interventions that work to create positive outcomes.
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.
Pervasive developmental disorders are a group of disorders, including autism, where the main symptoms include impairments in language, social interaction and patterns of behavior.
Living life as an adult who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome is accompanied by a unique set of challenges. Read on to find out how to deal with problems that may arise in daily life.
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.
People in relationship with an Asperger’s person may find it difficult to break up with them. Here are some ideas of how to do this in a gentle manner.
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.