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What are the different types of autism spectrum disorders?

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Autism spectrum disorders include autistic disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Autism Spectrum Disorders."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Asperger Syndrome Fact Sheet."

Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: “Specifying PDD-NOS: A Comparison of PDD-NOS, Asperger Syndrome, and Autism.”

Psychiatric Clinics of North America: “The autistic spectrum: subgroups, boundaries, and treatment.”

Spectrum: “Reclassification of Rett syndrome diagnosis stirs concerns.”

Rettsyndrome.org: “What is Rett Syndrome?”

Autism Speaks: “Asperger Syndrome,” “About Autism: Why Was My Child Diagnosed with Autism? And What Does It Mean?”

Centers for Disease Control: “Facts About ASD.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on November 19, 2016

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Autism Spectrum Disorders."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Asperger Syndrome Fact Sheet."

Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: “Specifying PDD-NOS: A Comparison of PDD-NOS, Asperger Syndrome, and Autism.”

Psychiatric Clinics of North America: “The autistic spectrum: subgroups, boundaries, and treatment.”

Spectrum: “Reclassification of Rett syndrome diagnosis stirs concerns.”

Rettsyndrome.org: “What is Rett Syndrome?”

Autism Speaks: “Asperger Syndrome,” “About Autism: Why Was My Child Diagnosed with Autism? And What Does It Mean?”

Centers for Disease Control: “Facts About ASD.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on November 19, 2016

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