APRIL - Autism Awareness Month
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2014-04-29 Time
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:01 pm - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:27 pm
United States
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 Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. With the May 2013 publication of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual, all autism disorders were merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD. Previously, they were recognized as distinct subtypes, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome.

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Kahaluu Girl
I wish I could go!
Safari Woman
Cool post! Thanks. I didn't know it was. I agree with the picture you added - it isn't a disease! What is so upsetting is how many children have it now compared to not that many decades ago. What has ...
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