Discover a range of activities for children with Rett’s that can help to maintain or improve their physical, cognitive and social skills.
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!
Science has studied the human brain for hundreds of years and with the latest technology is able to see the structural differences between people with autism and people without autism.
People with Asperger’s syndrome have problems with social skills and these include the ability to hold a two way conversation. Read on for tips and advice on how they can improve conversation skills.
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) causes difficulties with organizational and social skills, two important areas necessary for success in college. In this article about PDD and success in college, learn how students and parents should prepare for the academic and social aspects of college.
Each year the numbers seem to be exploding. How many people are affected by autism worldwide? This article examines some of the compelling autism statistics and how they are impacting our global community.
Want to know how physical exercise can help someone with Asperger’s? No sweat! Read on for some reasons why exercise is so beneficial for Asperger’s syndrome, and tips on how to make it fun and successful.
How can someone live their entire adult life and not know they’re on the autism spectrum? Read this article to find out about the signs of autism in adults.
Childhood disintegrative disorder is a challenging diagnosis with no known cause or cure. There are a number of theories, however, about why it occurs. Learn about some proposed childhood disintegrative disorder causes and the complex links between them.
Does your teen have Asperger’s syndrome? Preparing an adolescent for living on their own is something parents often struggle with. Here are some practical tips on how to prepare Asperger’s teens for independent living.
Puberty and autism have the potential to be a volatile combination. Many autistic adolescents are caught off guard and are overwhelmed by the physical, cognitive and emotional changes of puberty. This article will teach you how to prepare your autistic child to deal with the changes of puberty.
Autistic children learn in many different ways and often need additional support in the classroom to understand concepts and complete tasks. Assistive technology for students with autism provides many benefits and helps every child reach their full potential.
In girls with Rett Syndrome, various therapies can make a difference in quality of life. What treatments are available? This article takes a look at a variety of ways to manage symptoms, for individuals with Rett’s.
Autism is often characterized by a lack of impulse control. Teaching this skill to children can be frustrating, but is vital to their continued success. This article will discuss some helpful strategies to assist you along the way.
Is there truly a link between autism and pesticides? Preliminary research seems to suggest that a link does exist, but experts say to sit tight until we learn more about what that link might be.
Rett syndrome is a relatively rare developmental disorder in the autism spectrum and is primarily diagnosed in young females. Read on to find out more about the effects of Rett syndrome in girls.
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.
What can be done to stop a child with autism eating non food items such as paint, clay or metal? Learn about proven tips and tricks to prevent this activity, known as pica.
Children with Asperger’s often show problem behaviors due to the nature of their condition. In some cases, they may be trying to communicate through their tantrums and other insistent behavior. Read on to understand more about Asperger’s discipline strategies that you can use.
Rett syndrome is a debilitating disorder with no cure, but there are medications that can treat many of the symptoms and improve quality of life for many patients. Learn about the medications that are typically used, why they are prescribed, and when they are most effective.