autistic spectrum disorder

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au·tis·tic spec·trum dis·or·der

(aw-tis'tik spek'trŭm dis-ōr'dĕr)
A nonspecific diagnosis of any developmental disorder characterized by poor social abilities and impaired communication.
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New Delhi [India], Oct 13 ( ANI ): With one in 68 children being diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in India, early diagnosis, social acceptance of kids suffering from the neurological disorder and clearing misconceptions about the same is extremely important for social welfare, say experts.
This site provides specialist support for pupils aged 14-19 with autistic spectrum disorder.
Keywords: Risperidone, hyperacusis, autistic spectrum disorder
However, these children are among many who suffer from one of the many pervasive development disorders - or autistic spectrum disorders - that affect more than one in every 100 people in the UK, according to the National Autistic Society.
A Practical Guide to Mental Health Problems in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder provides a fine overview of common mental health disorders associated with autism, and explores the relationship between ASD and mental health problems.
DIY SOS: The Big Build BBC1, 9pm In this week's offering, Nick Knowles and the team come to the aid of a Dartford woman whose hopes of renovating her home were put on hold when her son was diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder.
RESEARCH from the Dyspraxia Foundation reveals that children and young people with the autistic spectrum disorder are being denied access to sport and leisure activities because of poor awareness of the condition.
As for the MMR vaccine, another back story: In 1998, a British physician, Andrew Wakefield, joined 12 co-authors in publishing a report in the British medical journal The Lancet describing 12 children with an autistic spectrum disorder and gastrointestinal symptoms.
Among specific topics are matching treatment to the function of destructive behavior, teaching verbal behavior to children and adults with development disabilities, and teaching parents to use applied behavioral analysis with their child who has autistic spectrum disorder.
Bevi Bags would enable others with restrictive diets, such as children with autistic spectrum disorder or with allergies to gluten, to carry their own drinks with them wherever they go.
The "Strategic Review Of Autistic Spectrum Disorder Provision In Halton" notes "significant positives" in diagnostic and other services offered for people with the condition.
Reference Guide to Strategies for Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder is appended.