Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental disorder that affects an individual’s behavioral and communication skills. It can present at any age but it most commonly appears in the first two years of life. Communication skills are poor, resulting in restricted and repetitive behavioral patterns. Medication will control symptoms and psychotherapy will socially integrate the individual. 

I have an issue and was wondering if any of you have been through this or are experiencing it now. Okay, so my son is 3 has diagnoses of severe Apraxia and Dyspraxia of speech, and recently got the DX of ASD, SPD and PDD also has some other issues but my mom will not accept that my baby is autistic!...

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I have twin boys and the eldest has just got his date to see the specialist. The doctor told me to get a school and speech therapist report first so they have been sent. I just wondered what happens in your first visit and how long away could a diagnosis be? I have told only a few close people and f...

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I have a 14 years with ADHD, GAD, Aspergers and OCD. We have suffered for years without any doctor doing there job until he got expelled from school last year. Then the doctors find out about all this, were so ready to scream and pull our hair out. We now are slowly getting some help we need, not mu...

I'm a Mum to a 2.5yr old girl who was diagnosed with ASD only 4 weeks ago. We have been very busy since organizing appointments & paperwork! Started speech a couple of weeks ago & are off to our first OT appointment this morning. Since her diagnoses we have also tackled toilet training! She...

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I've an adult son with Asperger syndrome and it is very sad to see, that things he had learned (i.e. driving a car etc) are avoided by him. Maybe anybody have tips for scripts in German language?

Stalicla has bagged €16.3M in a Series A round to test drugs repurposed using AI for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder in phase I. The round consists of a recent €7M closing and an initial first tranche of €9.3M raised last year. The Swiss company will use the money to progress its lead cand...

I have a 2 year old that has developmental delays and is in the process of being diagnosed with Autism. I am glad that I found this community I feel lost and alone. I actually have a question for people on the page. Question is, have you struggled with finding a proper stern voice for when your chil...

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The defense team for Jeremy Christian, the man accused of stabbing three men aboard a MAX train, continued its case Tuesday by bringing in a forensic psychologist who testified he diagnosed Christian with autism spectrum disorder. Christian is accused of going on a hateful rant aimed at two black te...

A majority of those who went undiagnosed were male children of African or Hispanic descent. Researchers studied the education and medical records of 266,000 children across 11 states who were eight years old in 2014. According to the World Health Organization, one in 160 children has ASD. While epid...

Does anyone here have trouble with your child not having a sense of danger? It seems that other children, when they get hurt doing something, stop doing it. My child just ended up having to go to the hospital for jumping off the couch and got knocked out. She has a pretty bad knot and had to stay th...

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I have an 8 year old with PDD-NOS also. I struggle everyday with how to handle him.

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About to be meeting with the child psychologist to find out where my daughter falls on the spectrum. Not sure what to expect, and a bit nervous. Can anyone share what their experience was with evaluation/diagnosis?

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Anyone else's child also have epilepsy? Mine was diagnosed at 4. They spent years diagnosing him with everything else but autism than finally with PDD-NOS when I feel he's full blown autistic. He's been diagnosed with ADHD, OCD, ODD, mood disorder, & epilepsy. He's on Depakote 3 125 mg twice a d...

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