Welcome To Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Hello and welcome to Autism Spectrum Disorder. This is a site dedicated to all things about ASD.

According to the Autism Society of America, www.autism-society.org “Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum disorder” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause for autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.” 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Disorders included on the spectrum are

1.Autism (also known as Classical Autism, Infantile Autism, and/or Kanner’s Syndrome.

2. Asperger’s Disorder
3. Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD)

4. Rett’s Disorder

5. Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)

The Autism Source Book
by Karen Siff ExkornThrough this site I hope to bring further understanding of this “spectrum disorder.”

About me: I am a mother of 2 beautiful children the youngest of which has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS since the fall of 2006. Since then I have been an avid researcher for answers to my many questions and concerns.

 

 

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Published in: on June 10, 2008 at 8:22 pm  Leave a Comment