When the outcome was restricted to "more severe" cases versus no ASD (Figure 2, Sensitivity Analysis 2), the associations we observed more closely supported the findings from the Norwegian study, (7) where the ORs for autistic disorder
The adjusted odds ratio of autistic disorder
Related developmental disorders defined in the DSM-IV are Asperger's Disorder, Autistic Disorder
, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified (PPD-NOS).
Diagnosis with an autistic disorder
was the selection criterion for soliciting participants from the special education schools.
One of the important changes for children with autistic disorders
was that for the first time they would be eligible for educational services that included the use of assistive technology.
We knew that Asperger's would likely triple the rate of autistic disorders
to about 1 per 500-1,000, but this doesn't explain the new rate of 1 per 38.
The "signature" feature of an autistic disorder
is the child's impaired social interaction.
Alan Parker, defending, said Hicks was in the process of repaying the dishonestly claimed benefit and that his son, now aged 23, suffered from an autistic disorder
, could not walk or communicate and relied on his parents and others for 24-hour care.
She added: "The more profoundly handicapped and those on the autistic disorder
spectrum, need the routine of going to the same place at the same time on the same days to be supported by the same staff to follow the same routine.
DSM-IV-TR (1) diagnostic criteria specify that schizophrenia should not be diagnosed if there is a history of any pervasive developmental disorder such as autistic disorder
unless prominent delusions or hallucinations (positive symptoms) are also present (Criterion F).
The book is organized around the conceptual framework of the DSM-IV and discusses definitions, and evidence-based assessment and intervention for mental retardation, autistic disorder
, ADHD, conduct and oppositional defiant disorders, pica, alcohol and substance abuse, schizophrenia, and mood, anxiety, sexual, eating, and personality disorders.
One hundred and sixty-four pages are devoted to the encyclopedia itself; the entire second half of the book is filled with appendices that list autism-related organizations, helpful web sites, state autism organizations, autism resources by state, collaborative programs of excellence in autism, clinical trials for autistic disorder
, and a thorough index.
A programme designed to help children with autistic disorder
returns to Wales this October.
Gastrointestinal abnormalities in children with autistic disorder
It is incumbent upon staff working with this population to understand and appreciate the many distinctive features of the autistic disorder
as they choose techniques synchronous with the habits, preferences and idiosyncrasies of each individual they serve.