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What are PDD and high functioning autism spectrum disorders?

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Autism spectrum dis: These are all terms used to describe, what is now, a single classification called autism spectrum disorder. This is a developmental brain disorder that affects a person's ability to relate to other people and the world around them in a typical fashion.
Answered on Jun 6, 2014
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