Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Explained. Autism Types, Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Prognosis, Research, History, Myths, and More!

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) recognizes no differences in race, geography or class – it affects millions of people globally, and the numbers of children diagnosed with autism are growing each year.

One of the best ways by which a person can deal with a diagnosis of ASD for a child or family member is to educate oneself about this condition. Show More

Diagnostic Criteria for ASD

Due to the lack of any specific identification of the cause or definitive physiological criteria of ASD, there is no single test that can diagnose a child or individual for ASD. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Developmental Disorders (DSM-5) prescribes the necessary criteria to evaluate and diagnose Autism and Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Social Communication Disorder (SCD) through a comprehensive behavioral and developmental assessment. This is the most recent and updated classification system, published in 2013.

Another major diagnostic classification system currently in use is that prescribed by the International Classification of Diseases version 10 (ICD-10), published in 1993.

Either the ICD-10 or the DSM-5 can be used for diagnosis, as long as the classification system actually used is recorded.

ICD-10 Diagnosis

Under ICD-10, autism is defined as a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), or a group of disorders characterized by:

  • The presence of abnormal or impaired development that is manifest before the age of 3 years; and Show More

Frederick Earlstein

I love to write books about alternative religion, occult, and spirituality. My books are written for everyone in an easy to read and understandable style. Some of my other titles available on Amazon (and various other book retailers) are ” Wicca. The Practitioner’s Introductory Guide” (ISBN 978-1-941070-13-0) – ” Paganism” (ISBN 978-1-941070-43-7) and “Demonology: Sorting Fact From Fiction: A Field Guide Of Demons In Christianity” (ISBN 978-1-941070-31-4) …. and many more to come! Many of my titles are also available for Kindle on Amazon and as digital eBooks from various online retailers.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Explained. Autism Types, Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Prognosis, Research, History, Myths, and More!

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) recognizes no differences in race, geography or class – it affects millions of people globally, and the numbers of children diagnosed with autism are growing each year.

One of the best ways by which a person can deal with a diagnosis of ASD for a child or family member is to educate oneself about this condition.

There are plenty of prevalent myths and misconceptions regarding autism that only serves to cloud our understanding of this condition. To be able to cope well and effectively with the symptoms of ASD requires an objective, tolerant and open-minded approach regarding what this condition is, and how people diagnosed with autism are different from most other people.

ASD Explained by Frederick Earlstein is a comprehensive guide for the parents, friends and family of individuals diagnosed with autism. It brings together many of the current information, research and knowledge that we have regarding ASD, from symptoms, causes, treatments, and future directions in the field of autism research.

Autism Types, Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Prognosis, Research, History, Myths, and More!