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!

Behavior Treatment for Asperger Syndrome

Is Asperger’s syndrome treatable? This article looks at both traditional and alternative behavior treatments for Asperger’s syndrome. Training and practice in social skill, cognitive behavior therapy, speech therapy, and even occupational therapy can help.