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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger’s Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disorders have long been a problem for children and their families. Part of this information is presented with the permission of Sara Kennedy, Ana Krishnan, Simret Nanda, Katharine E. Yoder. Chad Cox, and Philip Omotosho of The Penn State College of Medicine. The information presented at this site is for general use only and is not intended to provide personal advice or substitute for the advice of a qualified professional. If you have questions about the information presented here, please consult a physician, the resources listed or other professional in your area.

Autism and Genetics

Exploring Autism: the Search for a Genetic Etiology Katharine E. Yoder Penn State College of Medicine 2004   Introduction  Autistic Disorder is described in the DSM IV as having the characteristics of: Qualitative impairment in social interaction, Qualitative...

Autism and Neurology

A Review of Current Thoughts on Localized Structural Lesions in Autistic Disorder Philip Omotosho Penn State College of Medicine 2002   Definition and Epidemiology The DSM-IV diagnosis of autistic disorder requires qualitative impairments in social interaction...

Asperger’s Disorder Review

This disorder did fall under the category of Pervasive Developmental Disorders in which Autistic Disorder, Rett’s Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder and PDD NOS also fell under. The classification is now revised.

Asperger’s Disorder

Until the criteria for Autism and Asperger’s Disorder are better delineated, clinicians should focus on the level of language development of children with PDDs in order to best estimate prognosis and treatment.