What is the diffrent in autisum and autisum spectrum disorder?
we have a child with autisum spectrum disorder. And we can not get any help with the DSN board until we get a statement from doctor that says autisum only.
I also have a child with autism so i want you to know that i DO know i am talking about when it comes to autism. My son was diagnoised when he was 4 yrs old and he’s know 8.
Anyways, i dont know what you mean by the DSN board so i cant answer anything about that specificaly but what i can tell you is there is NO difference between autism and autism spectrum disorder. It is the same thing. If your child has autism then they fall under the listing of autism spectrum disorder.
The reason it is called a “spectrum disorder” is because the severity of people’s symptoms and limitations etc…ranges very widely. Some kids are obviously extremly delayed, with no speech, no eye contact and a high amount of symptoms like echolia (repeating frequently the same words/phrases) or other symptoms. There are also people who have very few symptoms and you might not even realize their autistic, then theirs people all in the middle.
So, that is all the “spectrum disorder” means, it is a way to classify autism itself and describe it when diagnoising.
So, i have no idea why anyone would push to have only autism written down by your doctor. To say a child has autism spectrum disorder is to say they have autism. It’s basically one in the same. I hope this helped! Good Luck with your child, its a hard road but it is WELL worth it!
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