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What to tell me about PDD and high functioning autism spectrum disorders?

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Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD & Autism
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In brief: Can be similar

Autism, aspergers ( often called high functioning autism) and pdd- nos are all considered autism spectrum disorders and fall under the pervasive developmental delay category.
Stereotypically as you move from classic autism to hfa you see an increase in the level of communication, decrease in stereotypic movements and sensory dysfunction and increased ability to be self sufficient and interact.

In brief: Can be similar

Autism, aspergers ( often called high functioning autism) and pdd- nos are all considered autism spectrum disorders and fall under the pervasive developmental delay category.
Stereotypically as you move from classic autism to hfa you see an increase in the level of communication, decrease in stereotypic movements and sensory dysfunction and increased ability to be self sufficient and interact.
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