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Autism Spectrum Disorders Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Autism

  1. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    WebMD explains autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger's syndrome, Rett syndrome, PDD-NOS, and childhood disintegrative disorder.

  2. 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.

  3. High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

    Whether it's labeled high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome, the condition presents daily challenges. WebMD examines the treatments, challenges, and ways families can help.

  4. Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Autism

    WebMD examines the role of occupational therapy in a treatment plan for autism.

  5. Autism Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and More

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

  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 - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for Asperger's syndrome strives to improve your child's abilities to interact with other people and thus to function effectively in society and be self - sufficient.

  8. Asperger's Syndrome - Home Treatment

    Information on home treatment of Asperger's syndrome.

  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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