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The doctor says that my son could have "high functioning autism"? What does that mean?

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Dr. Robert Marvit
Psychiatry
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In brief: Aspbergers

It means there are symptoms of autism but not major impairments usually in communication.

In brief: Aspbergers

It means there are symptoms of autism but not major impairments usually in communication.
Dr. Robert Marvit
Dr. Robert Marvit
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Spectrum

Children with these conditions (autism, pdd, asperger's) are often referred to as "being on the spectrum." this implies a wide range (or spectrum) of functional ability.
Some patients teeter on the edge of the spectrum but are still abnormal. These are the high functioning kids. It's important to diagnose so that appropriate educational & vocational interventions can be made.

In brief: Spectrum

Children with these conditions (autism, pdd, asperger's) are often referred to as "being on the spectrum." this implies a wide range (or spectrum) of functional ability.
Some patients teeter on the edge of the spectrum but are still abnormal. These are the high functioning kids. It's important to diagnose so that appropriate educational & vocational interventions can be made.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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