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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"Quite often the autistic spectrum disorder alters the way in which the other mental health problem present.
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.
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The term autistic spectrum disorder (often abbreviated to ASD) is now widely used as an umbrella term to cover the specific developmental problems with social communication and interaction that are typical of both autism and Asperger's, whilst allowing for a range of individual differences.
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.
Combing high-tech applications with more basic solutions such as picture- based communication tools will benefit the people suffering from autism as well as educators." For his part, Head of Resource Center at Mada Bryan Boyle highlighted the centres' services to children and young adults living with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
So a more accurate name is autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and ranges from Asperger syndrome (the mildest form) to full-blown autism.
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. With the aid of guest designer Oliver Heath, the jovial builders add an extension and reconfigure the property's layout in a bid to help the pair move on with their lives.
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.
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.