Autism Spectrum Disorders

Fact Sheet 1 (FS1) June 2010 Aprox. 6 pages when printed. PDF version Sobre el autismo | About autism in Spanish __________________________________________________________ Ryan's Story What are the characteristics of autism? What are the disorders on the spectrum? How common is autism? What causes autism? ASD diagnoses in the future Is there help available? What about school? Tips for parents Tips … [Read more...]

Didn’t Find the Disability You Were Looking For?

If you didn't find the disability of your interest listed in our fact sheets or in IDEA's disability categories, don't give up quite yet. We have three specific suggestions! Look within IDEA's definitions Is it a rare disorder? Use the SEARCH box   ________________________ Suggestion 1: Check the alphabetical list below to see if the disability is listed there. Many of IDEA's disability categories and definitions explicitly mention … [Read more...]

How PDD works

You take your child to the doctor, and after a battery of tests, questionnaires and assessments, the doctor comes up with a diagnosis of Pervasive Developmental Disorder. What exactly does that mean? Find out in this extensive resource page (including video) from the Discovery Health Channel. http://health.howstuffworks.com/pregnancy-and-parenting/childhood-conditions/pervasive-developmental-disorder.htm … [Read more...]

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