PDD & NOS
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Autism
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Genetics

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Asperger's Syndrome
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Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills.

Both children and adults with Autism typically show difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities. One should keep in mind however, that Autism is a spectrum disorder and it affects each individual differently and at varying degrees - this is why early diagnosis is so crucial.

1 out of 50 children with be diagnosed with Autism. 1 out of 54 boys are on the Autism Spectrum. Autism is four times more prevalent in boys than girls.

More children will be diagnosed with Autism this year than with Aids, diabetes, and cancer combined.

 

 
Autism Spectrum Disorders know no social, economic, cultural, ethnic, or national boundaries and impacts the lives of myriad individuals around the world.


Individuals with Autism often suffer from numerous physical ailments which may
include: allergies, asthma, epilepsy, digestive disorders, persistent viral infections, feeding disorders, sensory integration dysfunction, sleeping disorders, and more.

Autism is an invisible disability, often difficult to detect. Diagnosis is based on behavioral rather than medical, anatomic, or genetic markers.
 
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