Autism Diagnosis Overview

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I Think My Child Might Have Autism

If your child has autism-like symptoms, now is the time to take action. Learn about the appropriate steps to take. Maybe your child isn’t talking yet or doesn’t seem to respond to your voice. Or perhaps your toddler is lining up toys and having...

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How to Respond to an Autism Diagnosis

Your child has been diagnosed with autism. Now what? Follow these five steps, and you’ll be well on your way. If your child has just been diagnosed with autism, you may be feeling a bit shell-shocked. You’re not alone.For 2016, the Centers for...

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Childhood Behavioral Issues and Autism

A child having a meltdown in the grocery aisle may not just be naughty. Learn the difference between standard misbehavior and autistic overload. Most children make loud noises, act impulsively, and run or climb when they shouldn't. Kids can be picky...

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Diagnosing Autism

Prepare for a process that may include interviews, observation, and evaluations of speech, hearing, and motor skills to diagnosis autism.

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Is Autism a Mental Illness?

Symptoms of autism spectrum disorder can resemble behaviors of other types of mental illness. Learn more about the differences. Autism spectrum disorder is indeed categorized as a mental disorder—also called a mental illness—in the Diagnostic...

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How OCD Compares With Autism

Some people with autism often engage in repetitive behaviors that may be similar to OCD, so what should you do if these behaviors become problematic? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often misunderstood to be a condition in which individuals...

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What Is Mild Autism?

What is mild autism? Is it different from or the same as Asperger's syndrome or high functioning autism? Learn about its diagnosis and treatments. There is no official diagnosis called "mild autism," yet the term, along with "high-functioning...

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What Makes an Autistic Person a Savant?

If your child with autism has special talents, are they a savant? Find out more about this extraordinary disorder. A savant is a person who is diagnosable with savant syndrome— a condition once referred to by the outdated term "idiot savant."...

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