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Is it possible there is such thing as "autistic spectrum"?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: A big umbrella

This is a collective term that pulls together several separate diagnoses under one supposedly unifying term. Autism, aspergers syndrome and pervasive developmental delay- not otherwise specified, make up the spectrum. It is more a term preferred by academics and bureaucrats that track the funding for their specialized supportive care.
I find it rather loosely supported by an actual link.

In brief: A big umbrella

This is a collective term that pulls together several separate diagnoses under one supposedly unifying term. Autism, aspergers syndrome and pervasive developmental delay- not otherwise specified, make up the spectrum. It is more a term preferred by academics and bureaucrats that track the funding for their specialized supportive care.
I find it rather loosely supported by an actual link.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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