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Medical Reference Related to Autism

  1. Autism Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and More

    WebMD explains autism, including possible causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

  2. Helping Your Child With Autism Get a Good Night's Sleep

    Children with autism may have trouble sleeping -- and that affects the whole family. WebMD explains ways of help your child get a good night's sleep.

  3. Benefits of Speech Therapy for Autism

    WebMD explains the role of speech-language therapy in the treatment of autism.

  4. Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs)

    WebMD's overview of pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs), including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

  5. History of Autism

    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.

  6. Rett Syndrome

    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.

  7. Asperger's Syndrome - Home Treatment

    Information on home treatment of Asperger's syndrome.

  8. Asperger's Syndrome - Topic Overview

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

  9. Asperger's Syndrome - Symptoms

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

  10. Asperger's Syndrome - Exams and Tests

    Asperger's syndrome is a developmental condition in which people have difficulties understanding how to interact socially. A diagnosis is best made with input from parents, doctors, teachers, and other caregivers who know or who have observed the child.

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