Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Approximately 1:150 children are diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the United States. Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD's) are divided into three main categories, including autism, pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) and Asperger's Syndrome. There are also a number of related subcategories, such as child disintegrative disorder and Rett Syndrome.  Find out more about what these different disorders are and about what you should do if your child is diagnosed with some form of autism. 

Coping with a child on the autistic spectrum can be quite difficult. It is critical to develop good coping skills, and to receive a lot of help and support from family members and friends.  Learn more about what you can do to handle the challenges of raising an autistic child and about what your loved ones can do to support you during this difficult period.

Despite the challenges involved with raising a child with autism, you will likely find that you will be pleasantly surprised- and even amazed- at the many talents and unique gifts that your child has.  Read now and find out about the hidden talents prevalent in autistic children and get some great tips for activities to do with autistic children.