Autism disorders are a range of conditions that affect social interaction, communication, and behavior. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to autism disorders, as each person experiences them in their own unique way.
What should I know about this?
There are several different types of disorders, each with its own set of symptoms. The most common disorder is Asperger syndrome, which affects social interaction and communication. People with Asperger syndrome often have difficulty understanding nonverbal cues, such as body language and facial expressions. They may also have trouble making eye contact, and they may speak in a monotone or flat voice.
Other disorders include autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD), and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). Autism spectrum disorder is the most severe form of autism, and it can cause problems with social interaction, communication, and behavior. Rett syndrome is a rare autism-related disorder that only affects girls. Childhood disintegrative disorder is a rare autism-related disorder that causes children to lose developmental skills, such as speech and social skills after they reach the age of two or three. Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified is a diagnosis used when a child does not meet the criteria for any other autism-related disorder.
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