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Autism Symptoms in Girls

Autism Symptoms in Girls

Autism now affects 1 in 59 children in the United States.  There is a ton of information out there on symptoms, but those symptoms seem very specific to boys.  Only in the last few years has there been true research to understand the Symptoms of Autism in Girls. Along the journey to our daughter's diagnosis, I desperately looked for information online of autism symptoms in girls. This was four years ago now, but the information wasn't there. The only information I could come across was Aspergers in girls.  While Aspergers has been a diagnosis on the spectrum (until the DSM 5),…
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Understanding the Signs & Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Understanding the Signs & Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Until two of my children were diagnosed with autism, I really had very little understanding of the disorder.  Though most people have heard of autism spectrum disorder, most people are underinformed until it directly affects them.   This lack of information directly correlates to the misunderstanding and misconceptions of autism. I truly believe that education is the key to awareness and acceptance.  Here is an easy to read a guide on the signs and symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disorder that typically starts before age 3, but can be…
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