WebMD explains what causes Rett syndrome, a rare form of autism that affects only girls. Plus, here you'll learn about the symptoms and treatments as well as what to expect if your child has Rett syndrome.
Where did the term autism come from, and how has knowledge about autism changed over the years? WebMD gives you the background you need to have a better understanding of the history, types, diagnosis, and treatment of autism.
WebMD explains three effective autism therapies: ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Training, RDI (Relationship Development Intervention) Training, and Sensory Therapy. Find out what each one is, what happens, and if it's right for you or your child.