|... Pervasive Developmental Disorder affecting nearly 1/150 children born ...
more common than Down's syndrome ... disorder of social skills, language and
behavior ... males being four times more likely to be affected than females ...
there is an association of autism with other syndromes such as Fragile X, Tourette's
syndrome, and Epilepsy ... etiology of autism is unclear ... controversy about a link
between autism and vaccinations ... manifest as early as eight to twentyfour months ...
diagnosable between twentyfour and thirtysix months ... Early intervention is the key to help autistic children ...
The Autism Society of America
[Support Group] "... good website ... basic information about diagnosis ..."
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears
during the first three years of life
Occur in as many as 1 in 500 individuals
Autism is four times more prevalent in boys
Knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries. The disorder makes it hard for them to communicate
Over one half million people in the U.S. today have autism or some form of pervasive developmental disorder.
NINDS Autism Information Page
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, June 1, 2007
"... list of organizations ... also a link to research trials ..."
Autism is classified as one of the pervasive developmental disorders of the brain ... not a disease ... show three types of symptoms: impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual or severely limited activities and interests.
... abnormal responses to sounds, touch, or other sensory stimulation ... appear during the first three years of childhood and continue through life. Recent studies strongly suggest that some people have a genetic predisposition to autism...
Autism Research Institute
May 2, 2007
"Dispels the myth that autism is caused by bad parenting."
A non-profit organization
Established in 1967
Devoted to conducting research, and to disseminating the results of research
Autism Organisations and Services Worldwide
Action for Autism, April 15, 2007
"Excellent website ... information about Autism societies throughout the world."
"Excellent website ... one of the best."
Autism - Diagnosis
The Autism Depot
Bob Dellicker, August 3, 2001
"... helpful list of books written about autism ..."
Pervasive Developmental Disorder: Autism
James Robert Brasic, MD, MPH, eMedicine, July 31, 2006
"... reliable source of information ..."
"... multi-national organization devoted to education, research, and awareness ..."
Asperger's Disorder Homepage
R. Kaan Ozbayrak, MD, April 24, 2007
El autismo y el trastorno generalizado del desarrollo no especificado ("Pervasive Developmental Disorder-not otherwise specified," o PDD-NOS) son discapacidades del desarrollo que comparten muchas de las mismas caracteristicas. Generalmente evidentes antes de los tres anos de edad, tanto el autismo como el PDD-NOS son trastornos neurologicos que afectan la habilidad del nino en cuanto a comunicacion, comprension del lenguaje, juego, y su relacion con los demas
Center for the Study of Autism
Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.
Finnish Association for Autism ...
Last Updated: 2008/06/11