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Autistic Spectrum Disorder & Autism

Autistic spectrum disorderIMG_0092 (2) (ASD) and autism are terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.

ASD and autism are characterized by varying

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Overview of Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) is a group of developmental disorders characterized by varying degrees of impairment in communication skills, social abilities, and restrictive/repetitive behaviors.  At the top end of the autistic spectrum is full-fledged autism, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) and Asperger’s syndrome.  At the lower end is attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) along with dyslexia.

ADD, ADHD, PPD, Asberger’s syndrome & dyslexia are all examples of autistic spectrum disorders. 

There are 2 basic types of autism: autism

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