Autism Spectrum Disorder In Adults

This is an unusual situation, as the diagnostic criteria for children have been updated in only the last ten years. Most adults on the spectrum have no idea that they have high functioning autism/ Asperger’s until other people start noticing strange behaviors in their loved ones. When they point it out to their significant others… Continue reading Autism Spectrum Disorder In Adults

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation

Just one of the many resources on autism, the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation (ASDF) puts forth a great deal of effort in helping those with autism, helping the parents who have children with autism, furthering the awareness of and research for autism, and linking many other autism resources to their site for people to make connections through. The… Continue reading Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation


Hyperlexia And Other Coinciding Diagnoses/Traits Years ago, cases of autism were considered rare. People who exhibited traits of this developmental disorder were often misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all when their signs and symptoms were so slight. Those that were diagnosed as having autism were typically extreme, often exhibiting splinter skills that made them seem… Continue reading Hyperlexia

DSM IV Criteria For Autism

Parents who want to know more about the autism spectrum but simply don’t shelve a copy of the DSM IV (the “bible” for psychologists and psychiatrists) in their public library don’t have to look far. You can check out a copy from your local library, or just sit and page through it if the library… Continue reading DSM IV Criteria For Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

What Is Autism Autism Spectrum Disorders are fast becoming the most pervasive child development disability around. More common than Down’s Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy, autism spectrum disorders affect one in every four children in the United States. Out of those children, three out of four will be boys. Because the disorders have numerous conditions affecting… Continue reading Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)