Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that are caused by an abnormality in the brain. People with ASDs tend to have problems with social and communication skills. They also are likely to repeat certain behaviors and to not want change in their daily...
Definitions of “disorders” and other terminology
Anemia Anemia is a medical condition that occurs when a person does not have enough red blood cells. Red blood cells are important because they contain hemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body’s muscles and organs. The body requires oxygen for energy. Therefore,... Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Definition Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS (not otherwise specified) are developmental disabilities that share many of the same characteristics. Usually evident by age three, autism and PDD-NOS are neurological disorders that affect a child's ability to communicate, understand... Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Are Real
Young people can have mental, emotional, and behavioral problems that are real, painful, and costly. These problems, often called "disorders," are sources of stress for children and their families, schools, and communities. The number of young people and their families who are affected by mental,...
BACKGROUND: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general 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. They... Connecting workers on the autism spectrum with tech jobs
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Some jobs are a perfect fit for people with autism, especially those that put their strengths, such as logical thinking and focus, to good use. Key trial of Seaside autism drug fails to show benefit
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The first-ever drug designed to treat social impairments associated with autism failed to show a benefit in a midstage trial, representing a blow to families and to privately held drugmaker Seaside Therapeutics. Results of the study, presented on Wednesday...
Autism Fact Sheet: National Institute of Neurological ...
Autistic disorder, sometimes called autism or classical ASD, is the most severe form of ASD, while other conditions along the spectrum include a milder form known as Asperger syndrome, and childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental ...
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They include autistic disorder, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome.
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Autistic Disorder is marked by a qualitative impairment in social interaction, communication, and symbolic or imaginative play. Read more.