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Medical Reference Related to Autism

  1. Tips for Parenting a Child With Autism

    If you are parenting a child with autism, learn more from WebMD about treatment options and special challenges you may face in the future.

  2. Autism - Topic Overview

    WebMD provides information to your family about dealing with autism and answers common autism concerns including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments for autism.

  3. Autism - Exams and Tests

    WebMD provides information about autism tests and exams, including screening, that can help doctors diagnose autism early in children.

  4. Autism - Home Treatment

    WebMD describes different home treatments for autism, including finding child care, accepting support from others, and managing symptoms of autism in your child.

  5. Autism - Treatment Overview

    WebMD provides in-depth autism treatment information including behavioral therapy, speech therapy, medications, physical therapy, alternative therapies, and support from family and friends.

  6. Autism - Symptoms

    People with autism have some varying core symptoms in the areas of social interactions and relationships.

  7. Asperger's Syndrome

    Asperger's syndrome is a neuropsychiatric disorder. Children with this disorder experience the inability to understand the feelings of others,abnormal single-mindedness,lack of verbal skills,insensitivity to social cues,withdrawal and obsessive indulgence in special interests. Many clinicians believe that Asperger's syndrome is a sub-type of autism that is differentiated by a later onset ...

  8. Autism

    Autism is a lifelong,nonprogressive neurologic disorder typically appearing before the age of thirty months. It is characterized by language and communication deficits,withdrawal from social contacts and extreme reactions to changes in the immediate environment. About 75 percent of children with autism have low scores on standardized intelligence tests. The outlook for independent living may ...

  9. Asperger's Syndrome - Topic Overview

    Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder in which people have severe difficulties understanding how to interact socially.

  10. Asperger's Syndrome - Symptoms

    Although there are many possible symptoms of Aspergers syndrome, the main symptom is severe trouble with social situations.

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