Types of Autism Spectrum DisordersThanks for joining the Ideas For Scrapbookers blog hop today. If you've been hopping along, you just came from Cathy's blog where you learned about the signs of Autism. If you've just joined the hop, you can get a list of all the participating Artists here. I'm going to be sharing some of the types of autism with you today.
There are three different types of ASDs:
Autistic Disorder (also called “classic” autism)
This is what most people think of when hearing the word “autism.” People with autistic disorder usually have significant language delays, social and communication challenges, and unusual behaviors and interests. Some people, about 25% of those with an ASD also have intellectual or cognitive challenges.
Asperger Syndrome People with Asperger syndrome usually have some milder symptoms of autistic disorder. They might have social challenges and unusual behaviors and interests. They typically do not have intellectual challenges. While they usually do not have problems with forming words and speaking, they may have problems with language pragmatics (the use and rules of language).
Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)
People who meet some of the criteria for autistic disorder or Asperger syndrome, but not all, may be diagnosed with PDD-NOS. People with PDD-NOS usually have fewer and milder symptoms than those with other autistic disorders. The symptoms might cause only social and communication challenges.
To learn more, please visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
I’d like to share a layout I made using the autism colors a little while back. I have two special needs children, so I thought that reminding people to teach their children (and other people) to be tolerant and understanding of special needs would be an appropriate topic.
I am also offering a surprise RAK here on my blog to one lucky person who leaves a comment! (I haven’t had time to take a photo this morning!) Feel free to become a follower of my blog, and you’ll get an extra entry!
Next stop on the blog hop is Dolores who will be sharing information about the diagnosis process of Autism.