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The autism spectrum or autistic spectrum describes a range of conditions classified as neurodevelopmental disorders in the fifth revision of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th edition (DSM-5). The DSM-5, published in 2013, redefined the autism spectrum to encompass the previous (DSM-IV-TR) diagnoses of autism, Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), childhood disintegrative disorder, and Rett syndrome. These disorders are characterized by social deficits and communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviors and interests, and in some cases, cognitive delays.
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- Asperger syndrome
- Dealing with outbursts
- Educational needs of people on the autistic spectrum
- Mirror Neurons and Autism
- Online resources
- A few impertinent questions (Memoirs of a mother of an autistic boy).
- ASD Resources Evaluation Project based on Country (this is an experimental resource to examine what help can be given in Australia for autistic adults, autistic children, their parents and to evaluate these resources)