They include our 100 Day Kit for families who have a child recently diagnosed with autism.These resources are made possible through the generous support of our families, volunteers and other donors.As a diagnosis, PDD-NOS remains relatively new, dating back only 15 years or so.As a result, some physicians and educators may not be familiar with the term or may use it incorrectly.
In Portland, by contrast, most of his friends were in long-term relationships with people they’d met in college, and were contemplating marriage.
For example, this category includes “atypical autism” – presentations that do not meet the criteria for Autistic Disorder because of late age at onset, atypical symptomatology, or subthreshold symptomatology, or all of these." More helpful, perhaps, are studies suggesting that persons with PDD-NOS can be placed in one of three very different subgroups: • A high-functioning group (around 25 percent) whose symptoms largely overlap with that of Asperger syndrome, but who differ in terms of having a lag in language development and mild cognitive impairment.
(Asperger syndrome does not generally involve speech delay or cognitive impairment).
In the past, psychologists and psychiatrists often used the term “pervasive developmental disorders” and “autism spectrum disorders” (ASD) interchangeably.
As such, PDD-NOS became the diagnosis applied to children or adults who are on the autism spectrum but do not fully meet the criteria for another ASD such as autistic disorder (sometimes called “classic” autism) or Asperger syndrome.