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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)  
    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 ...
  2. Genetics Home Reference: Asperger syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... Testing Registry: Asperger syndrome 1 Genetic Testing Registry: Asperger syndrome 2 Genetic Testing Registry: Asperger syndrome 3 Genetic Testing ... Asperger syndrome X-linked 1 Genetic Testing Registry: Asperger syndrome X-linked 2 ... Encyclopedia: Asperger Syndrome National Institute of Mental ...
  3. ... Tool Kit Introduction, Symptoms and Causes What is Asperger Syndrome/HFA?..........................................................................Page 2 What are the Symptoms of Asperger Syndrome/HFA………………………….. ...
  4. ... Occupational Therapy’s Role in Supporting Persons With an Autism Spectrum Disorder? 2 diagnosis by an experienced professional can be considered ... 2009). These characteristics include: 1. Intervention begins early; 2. ... with autism spectrum disorder (Case-Smith & Arbesman, 2008) and the findings were ...
  5. ... autism, Asperger's disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, or other autism spectrum disorder?" and 2) "Does [the child] currently have autism or an ...
  6. ... genes have been identified that appear linked to autism spectrum disorders, two new studies report. And researchers say they are on their way to discovering up to 1,000 genes overall that may contribute to the ... disorders include a range of developmental disabilities characterized by ...
  7. Autism Spectrum Disorder From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    ... the autism section of the CDC website . Diagnosis Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis is often a two-stage process. The first stage involves general developmental ...
  8. Therapies for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)  
    ... Web page Understanding Your Child's Condition What is autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? ASD includes a range of behavioral symptoms. The two core features of ASD are: Difficulty with social ...
  9. ... and childhood obesity, early pubescent development, and Type 2 diabetes. • Autism Spectrum Disorder : Once reported to have an incidence rate in ...
  10. 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 children aged 6–17 years) Adolescents ...
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