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Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is an umbrella term used to describe a range of developmental conditions that include autism, Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified (PDD NOS).

The autistic spectrum is a pervasive developmental disorder. Rett's disorder and childhood degenerative disorder are also pervasive developmental disorders. The graphic below helps to clarify this explanation.

Pervasive Developmental Disorders

The following pages offer some insight into autistic spectrum disorders and offer guidance and management strategies.

What is Autism?

What is Aspergers?

What is PDD NOD

The Triad of Impairments


Autism Spectrum Disorder Pages

What is Autism?    What is Aspergers?   Triad of Impairments

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