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560 4/30 understanding autism 30/04/2009 12:55:00 What is Autism? PDD: Pervasive Developmental Disorder o A group of five disorders characterized by delays in the development of multiple basic functions including socialization and communication. “qualitative differences in the development of cognitive, language, social, or motor skills” communication—social interaction—focused interests “may rock, spin, or flap their hands”—national autistic society o repetitive behaviors “special interests, often from a fairly young age” Associated with other features o “may also experience some form of sensory sensitivity” o “difficult to respond consistently and productively” jasmine o’neill o mysterious unusual potentially o autism is a marvelous occurrence of nature, not tragic example of how mind goes wrong o dave spicer o compares autism to different stones clear stones, some hide nothing some autistic people hide everything and remain a mystery to
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