Half of Virginia`s Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
... toddler-age children. Descriptions of autism and diagnostic criteria have
generally been developed with older children in mind. Compared to
older children, toddlers are often more difficult to engage in clinical
interaction and assessment. Some parents are reluctant to consider the
possibility of an ...
... Asperger’s Syndrome
Children with Asperger’s Syndrome
often have impressive vocabularies
and sharp cognitive skills, but
display serious difficulties with
Section 3: Dissociative Disorders
... Pregnant mothers that smoke 3x more likely to
have ADHD child
• Side effects can be a problem
• If not dealt with – problems in school,
relationships, delinquent behavior, substance
Autism (autism spectrum disorder)
... According to the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-5), released in May
2013, an individual must show deficits under two broad categories:
AUTISM The Secret Truth about Vaccines
... months of age, the same time that many
cases of autism are diagnosed. Inevitably,
many autistic children will be diagnosed
Alex Donnelly had abnormal levels of mercury in his body; his father thinks there's
immediately after receiving vaccines.
a connection between vaccinations and the autism he dev ...
Best Practices for People with Mild Autism Spectrum
... 2. Deficits in nonverbal communicative behaviors used
for social interaction; ranging from poorly integratedverbal and nonverbal communication, through
abnormalities in eye contact and body-language, or
deficits in understanding and use of nonverbal
communication, to total lack of facial expression ...
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) - Partners for Youth with Disabilities
... is true for Asperger’s Syndrome; while it used to be considered a unique diagnosis from autism, doctors
have recently reclassified individuals with Asperger’s as individuals with high-functioning ASD.
Characteristics of ASDs / Autism
There are two main, overarching symptoms that are used for diagnos ...
... ASD will fall on a continuum, with some individuals showing mild symptoms and others having much
more severe symptoms. This spectrum will allow clinicians to account for the variations in symptoms
and behaviors from person to person.
Under the DSM-5 criteria, individuals with ASD must show symptoms ...
... 3 Criteria Must be Met
1. The person must have deficits
in reasoning, problem solving,
planning, learning or judgment.
2. The deficits must result in
failure to meet standards for
personal independence and social
Downloadable pp - Autism Task Force
... Brain development disorder affecting
communication, behavior, and social awareness
Includes: autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Rett’s
syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and
PDD-NOS (pervasive developmental delay—no
Cause is unknown but there is a 90% link through
heredity. Envi ...
... - Women with ASD are under-diagnosed, often leading to a diagnosis
later in life
-Women are instructed from a young age to be quiet and reserved. If
they do not act 'lady-like' they are told to change their tone or
Behind The Locked Door: Understanding My Life as an Autistic
... Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder on the autism spectrum, and as such is
defined in part by impairments in social communication. It was at the time treated as a
separate diagnosis from autism, and alongside “Pervasive Developmental Disorder—Not
Otherwise Specified.” The distinctions we ...
Autism Spectrum Disorder
... to how their brain puts concepts together. They may also have sensory and behavioral
challenges. They often lack the ability to take any one else’s perspective
Pervasive Development Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS): diagnosis for
individuals who do not meet specified criteria of either Aut ...
Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-5
... heading “Pervasive Development Disorders:” Autistic disorder, Asperger Syndrome,
Pervasive Development Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), Rett Syndrome, and
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. The Pervasive Development Disorder category no longer
appears in DSM-5, and Autistic disorder, Aspe ...
The autism spectrum or autistic spectrum describes a range of conditions classified as neurodevelopmental disorders in the fifth revision of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th edition (DSM-5). The DSM-5, published in 2013, redefined the autism spectrum to encompass the previous (DSM-IV-TR) diagnoses of autism, Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), Rett's disorder and childhood disintegrative disorder. These disorders are characterized by social deficits and communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviors and interests, sensory issues, and in some cases, cognitive delays.