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Autism Spectrum Disorders: Primer for Parents and Educators

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[Source: National Association of School Psychologists]

Lisa Ruble, PhD, & Trish Gallagher, MEd, University of Louisville Health Sciences Center

Autism Spectrum Disorders refer to a complex group of related disorders marked by impaired communication and socialization and by a limited (and often unusual) range of interests. Although sometimes not diagnosed until school age, Autism Spectrum Disorders develop early in life and are life-long conditions with implications for education, social development, and community adjustment.

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