Module 2 - Autism Spectrum Disorders
Key Learning Points:


Developmental disorders include

Intellectual Disability and Autistic

Spectrum Disorders.


Autistic Spectrum Disorders are also

known as Pervasive Developmental

Disorders and include autism,  Asperger’s

Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental

Disorder NOS (not otherwise specified).


People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

have problems with communication,

social interactions and imagination.


The presentation of autism can vary a

great deal and depends on many other factors such as age, personality, level of IQ,

circumstances etc.


The diagnosis of autism requires a comprehensive assessment by someone qualified

and experienced in the area.


People with autism can present with behaviour problems due to the autism itself as

well as medical and psychiatric problems.

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