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Pervasive Developmental Disorders
 PsychNet-UK Pervasive Developmental Disorders Information Sheet - Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
   
   Autism
  PsychNet-UK Autism Information Sheet - Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
  Ariels Page - This is Ariel's Page a 4 years old, diagnosed with (PDD) Pervasive Developmental Disorder which is an autism spectrum disorder. Ariel's mommy developed this webpage for me so that we can educate others about Autism. Provides autism information as well as informational links and support. 2/5
  ASPEN of America - Information on social and communication disorders (Asperger Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorder). 3/5
ASS  American Autism Society - The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to autism. 4/5
Autistic Spectrum Disorder Parents' Pages UK - Welcome to the Autistic Spectrum Disorder Parents' Pages UK. We hope you will find the Links pages helpful and will join us on the Discussion Forum.
Autism Center - Medication Reference - PATIENT-CENTERED GUIDES This appendix provides more information about medications that may be prescribed to people with PDD-NOS, Atypical PDD, or similar conditions to treat specific symptoms. 4/5
Autism and Asperger's Syndrome - From the center for the study of Autism. 4/5
Autism and Savant Syndrome - An Article  3/5
Autism Community - This site is run by an individual with HFA(high functioning autism). It includes a chat area, message boards, and much information about Autism. It is a very positive site, and looks at the strengths and abilities of Autism. It also highlights various individuals with developmental disabilities and their talents 3/5
Autism Connect Org - Autism is a lifelong 'invisible' disorder which impairs an individual's ability to learn, to communicate and to form friendships and relationships.  Other forms of autistic spectrum disorder include Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism, and pervasive developmental disorders.  These conditions affect nearly one in a hundred people worldwide.  Between four and thirteen times as many males as females are affected.   This is the UK's first web community site to address disability issues on the Internet. Here you will find up-to-date information on autism and related autistic spectrum disorders, conferences, events support groups and more. 4/5
Autism and Developmental Disorders - A developmental, individual-difference, relationship-based approach (D.I.R.) to intervention--also known as "floor-time."  An Article. 3/5
Autism - Family Village - Information on Autism Support Agencies.  3/5
Autism: From Mental Illness to Mental Health - Volpi, V. (1998). An Article. 3/5
Autism Independent UK  3/5
Autism Network International - Welcome to the homepage for Autism Network International, an autistic-run self-help and advocacy organization for autistic people.  3/5
Autism NDI - Autism Network for Dietary Intervention - Current research shows that many cases of autism result from an immune-system dysfunction that affects the body's ability to break down certain proteins and combat yeasts and bacteria - Helping parents understand and implement a gluten and dairy free diet for their autistic children.  3/5
Autism Treatment - There is no cure for autism; however, with appropriate treatment and education, many children with the disorder can learn and develop. Early intervention often can reduce challenges associated with the disorder, lessen disruptive behavior, and provide some degree of independence. 3/5
 

Behavioral Intervention for Autism Contents of  ABA resources for recovery from the autistic disorders: autism, PDD, hyperlexia, and Asperger's Syndrome, including information on treatment and therapy (including applied behavioral analysis, behavioral intervention, behavior modification or "Lovaas therapy"), special education, early intervention, and child disability resources. 3/5

  Big's Place - Welcome to Big's Place, a helpful collection of resources on mental health issues - including links to some of the most compelling and informative and relevant healthcare information sites. 3/5
CAN: Cure Autism - Organization founded by parents, Finding Effective Biological Treatments and a Cure for Autism.   5/5
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - MMR Vaccine and Autism. 1. Does the MMR vaccine cause autism? CDC believes that the current scientific evidence does not support the hypothesis that MMR.  CDC Article. 3/5
  Developmental Disorders - Autism - The Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluations for children and adults with social disabilities, usually focusing on the issues of diagnosis and intervention.  The clinic is headed by Fred Volkmar, M.D., and Ami Klin, Ph.D., two of the most respected experts in the field of autism, Asperger's Syndrome (AS), and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD's).  We are also conducting several large research projects on autism, AS, and other PDD's.  The clinic is located in the Child Study Center at Yale University, in New Haven, CT.  4/5
Division TEACCH - Home page of the well known University of North Carolina program dedicated to improving the understanding and services for autistic and communication handicapped children and their families.  3/5
Dutch Autism Association - Information on autism in English and the site of the Danish Autism Association in Danish. 3/5
Hi2u - For people with hidden impairments, is a Web site to support and create awareness for people with hidden impairments also known as invisible disabilities. This web site is Browsealoud enabled to support people with reading difficulties. Centred around ADHD, Aspergers Syndrome, dyslexia and any other neurological conditions along with any other hidden in pennants. 4/5
i autistic - Autism resources by a Singapore autistic who has accepted Humanity. Includes free autism tests, games, videos, books, art, resources & explainations about autism. 1/5
National Autistic Society UK  - Helping families to overcome the isolating effect of autism. (UK).   3/5
Pharmacotherapy of autistic disorder (autism) - And other pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) currently involves the treatment of target symptoms including hyperactivity, inattention, interfering repetitive thoughts and behavior, and aggression toward self, others, or the environment. 3/5
Semantic-Pragmatic Disorder - For UK families, links to resources and information concerning semantic-pragmatic disorder--a language/communication disorder that is commonly found in children on the Autistic Spectrum. 3/5
The Autistic Mind - By Gary Waleski - As the Autistic persom becomes older and experiences stress, he/she will resort to a pleasant fantasy world (autistic fantasy) as an escape. 3/5
The Definition and Prevalence of Autism by Lorna Wing - An Article.  3/5
 
    Aspeger's Syndrome
PsychNet-UK Aspeger's Syndrome Information Sheet - Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
Asperger Syndrome: A Clinical Account by Lorna Wing - Asperger syndrome: a clinical account Lorna Wing, from the MRC Social Psychiatry Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, London Synopsis - The clinical features, course, aetiology, epidemiology, differential diagnosis and management of Asperger syndrome. - An Article. 3/5
Asperger Syndrome Resources - O.A.S.I.S. As parents of children who are diagnosed with AS, we understand how essential is it that families of children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and related disorders, educators who teach children with AS,  professionals   working with individuals diagnosed with AS,  and individuals with AS who are seeking support, have access to information.   Although recently reminded that there is no oasis or paradise for those with Asperger Syndrome,  we sincerely hope that they,  along with parents and professionals, will find a bit of shade and support via the information presented and links available at this site.  4/5
Asperger/Autism: Independent Living Mailing List  3/5
Families of Adults Affected with Asperger’s Disease - Asperger’s Syndrome is a newly recognized neurological disorder.  It shares many of the same characteristics of autism, although people with Asperger’s Syndrome do not have the accompanying disabilities.  Those afflicted with this syndrome have difficulty understanding what those around them think and feel.  As a result of this, they often behave inappropriately in social situations, or do things that may appear to be unkind or callous.  Many Asperger sufferers have a difficult time in planning and coping with change despite average or above-average intelligence.  This manifests itself as a notable lack of ‘common sense’.  There are many nuances to how this disorder affects the lives of those afflicted as well as the lives of their families.  3/5
   
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
PsychNet-UK Childhood Disintegrative Disorder Information Sheet - Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.

            

Rett's Disorder 
  PsychNet-UK Rett's Disorder Information Sheet - Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
 
Recommended Books:
Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism
The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
Rett Disorder and the Developing Brain
Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism
Spectrum: A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents
and Carers (Paperback) by Julia Moor (Author) "Think about
your childhood - your earliest memories of how you filled your time ..."
The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome (Paperback)
by Tony Attwood (Author)
Rett Disorder and the Developing Brain (Paperback) by Alison Kerr (Editor), Ingegerd Witt Engerström (Editor)
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