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DSM-V: New Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

In 1975, 1 in 5,000 children were diagnosed with autism. By 2013, that number has risen to 1 in 55 children identified and diagnosed with autism spectrum. Some believe that these staggering numbers represent a rise in children born with autism, while others believe better research and understanding of this …

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Does My Child have Autism; What is Autism?

Autism was first identified by two Australian psychiatrists in the 1940’s. Dr. Leo Kanner studied children who would later be identified as autistic, or to have “classic Autism”, and Dr. Hans Asperger studied children who have what is now known as Asperger’s Syndrome, which is a high-functioning form of Autism. …

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Asperger’s Syndrome in Adults: 4 Self-Diagnosing Tests

Many adults have been searching for answers their entire lives; answers to explain their differences, to explain what is “wrong” with them. Sometimes this search leads them to look at Asperger’s Syndrome, as well as, other Autism Spectrum Disorders. It can be extremely difficult for an adult with a suspicion …

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Do More Boys Have Autism Than Girls?

Why Are Boys Diagnosed with Autism More Often Than Girls? It was first thought that more boys developed autism than girls because of a “flaw” in the male genes, something (unidentified) that makes the male more susceptible to autism spectrum disorders. Research has shown that it is more likely that …

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Asperger’s Syndrome / Autism Traits – How Can I Tell if Someone Has Asperger’s?

Asperger’s Syndrome is a high-functioning form of Autism, and is one of the developmental disorders considered to be a part of the Autism Spectrum. It is called a “spectrum disorder” because there are a wide array of signs, symptoms, and autistic traits that affect each person differently. Not every person …

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Is There a Test for Autism? Autism Assessments You Should Know

If you suspect that your child or someone you know is on the autism spectrum, you may be wondering if there is a test for autism. There are no definitive medical tests that can diagnosis an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In order to diagnosis ASD a comprehensive screening and evaluation …

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Referred for Autism Testing? Neuropsychological Evaluation for ASD

Are you wondering if your child may be autistic? Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder characterized by developmental delays, and impairments in language development and social communications. There is no conclusive medical tests to detect the presence of autism; no blood test, CT scan or MRI that can indicate its …

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Autism in Toddlers: Early Signs

Early Warning Signs of Autism in Toddlers A child showing early signs of autism may not display big smiles or warm expressions by the time they are six months old, lack back and forth sharing of sounds by nine months, and not reach, point, or show you things. You may …

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Diagnosis Day–Hubby’s Reactions

I thought I would balance out my own feelings by sharing Hubby’s reactions for those of you that do not follow his blog.  He shared two posts on the subject…before I did I must say, I had to let my anger settle down more and am still processing and sorting …

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So My Kid Grew Out of Autism? Part III – My Concerns

My concern here is this— I would rather the center say Yes, to his autism diagnosis and he get help—speech, OT, and whatever other services available and him be able to grow in leaps and bounds and be ready for school when the time comes, than they say No, and …

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