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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The McCarton Foundation for Developmental Disabilities, the parent organization of the McCarton School, is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to increasing the availability of early intervention and educational services for children diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
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.
DIFFERENT CONDITIONS ON SPECTRUM A RANGE of conditions fall under the umbrella of autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs).
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.
Harkin, who suffers from autistic spectrum disorder and schizophrenia, was yesterday made the subject of a hospital order under the Mental Health Act and detained indefinitely at maximum security Broadmoor Hospital.
Rachel is teacher in charge of the resourced provision at Honley High School for children across Kirklees with the specific learning difficulty autistic spectrum disorder.
Autism or an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) may affect 1 in every 170 children.
Lot 1: Holiday schemes in area 1, lead for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)