Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) - or Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs) - create severe impairment in thinking, perception, and communication. The first symptoms generally show up in early childhood, and those with the disorder may exhibit a full spectrum of behaviors ranging from tantrums to nonresponsiveness. Autistic patients may be considered deaf, overemotional, or merely aloof, and can experience significant difficulties in forming and building relationships with others.

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Recommended Book

Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Tony Attwood

Book Description
Aids parents and professionals with identification, treat- ment, and care of children and adults with this syndrome, covering all aspects from language to social behavior...with FAQs and quotes from people suffering from this syndrome.

Customer Review
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Asperger Syndorme - guide for parents and profesionals

It is a must for a parent/ teacher of a child, who was just diagnosed. This book gives a lot of useful information about Asperger Syndrome. Shows, that AS is not just a "bad verdict", shows, what has to be done, and how- to help the child live to full potential. Read more.