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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that begins early in childhood and lasts throughout a person's life. It affects how a person acts and interacts with others, communicates, and learns. It includes what used to be known as Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorders.

It is called a "spectrum" disorder because people with ASD can have a range of symptoms. People with ASD might have problems talking with you, or they might not look you in the eye when you talk to them. They may also have restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. They may spend a lot of time putting things in order, or they may say the same sentence again and again. They may often seem to be in their "own world."

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  1. Autism Spectrum Disorder (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... It includes what used to be known as Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorders. It is called a " ...
  2. Genetics Home Reference: Asperger syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... Genetic Testing Registry: Asperger's disorder Genetic Testing Registry: Asperger syndrome 1 Genetic Testing Registry: Asperger syndrome 2 Genetic Testing ...
  3. Asperger Syndrome (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - PDF - In English and Spanish  
    What is Asperger syndrome? Asperger syndrome is one of the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Although symptoms are present early in life, Asperger syndrome is usually diagnosed when a ...
  4. Asperger Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    ... in 88 children age 8 will have an autism spectrum disorder 1 No studies have yet been conducted to determine ... psychiatric symptoms and disorders in adolescence and adulthood. 1 Centers for ... syndrome? In 1944, an Austrian pediatrician named Hans Asperger ...
  5. ... conversations A very obvious and distinct indicator of Asperger Syndrome is preoccupation with one particular issue, from simple things like refrigerators or ...
  6. ... American Occupational Therapy Association (2007). AOTA Evidence Briefs: Autism Spectrum Disorder 1. Efficacy of Sensory and Motor Interventions for Children ...
  7. Children's Mental Health Surveillance (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - PDF  
    ... Anxiety (3.0 percent)  Depression (2.1 percent)  Autism spectrum disorders (1.1 percent)  Tourette syndrome (0.2 percent) (among ...
  8. ... 17 years with special health care needs and autism spectrum disorder: United States, 2011 1 Indicates a statistically significant difference ( p < .05) between ...
  9. Fragile X Syndrome: Other FAQs From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    ... with Fragile X also meet the criteria for autism spectrum disorder . 1 Mitral valve prolapse . In mitral valve prolapse (pronounced ...
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