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Pervasive Developmental Disorders

The 1994 revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), known as the DSM-IV, states there are five disorders identified under the category of Pervasive Developmental Disorders: (1) Autistic Disorder, (2) Rett's Disorder, (3) Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, (4) Asperger's Disorder, and (5) Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, or PDD-NOS. Source: Pervasive Developmental Disorders
www.nichcy.org/pubs/factshe/fs20txt.htm

A revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) was published in 2000. Source: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV or DSM-IV-TR)
http://education.qld.gov.au/curriculum/learning/students/disabilities/resources/information/asd/asd6.html

A group of local parents teamed up with NEDSRA to bring a local chapter of the Autism Society of Illinois (ASI) to the residents of northeast DuPage County.

ABA4Autism.com and the Psychology Department at the University of Tennessee at Martin are conducting a second survey on the causes of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This survey is for mothers of children with ASD as well as mothers of normally developing children who are ten years of age or younger. Mothers who participate in the survey will receive a free ABA program to teach their child to follow directions as well as free ABA mini programs for common problems like sharing. To take the survey please go to www.aba4autism.com. Thanks Dr.Gary Brown Professor and Chair Psychologist/HSP

About Our Kids
www.aboutourkids.org/articles/about_autistic.html

Disability Resources
http://www.disabilityresources.org/PDD.html

ERIC
http://ericec.org/faq/pdd-faq.html

Frequently Asked Questions About Pervasive Developmental Disorders
http://info.med.yale.edu/chldstdy/autism/pddinfo.html

Kid's Health
http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/pervasive_develop_disorders_p2.html

Pervasive Developmental Disorders: PDD-NOS, Asperger's Disorder, and Autism Parent Information Booklet
www.communityinclusion.org/publications/pddbook.html

 

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