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Term: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Last Updated: 2008-11-18
A pervasive developmental disorder that typically affects a person's social interactions and ability to communicate, and may be evident by repetitive behaviours or a strong attachment to a routine. The severity ranges from mild to severe and it includes diagnoses of Autistic Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified, and Asperger's Disorder (
Autism Society Canada, 2005
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
for more information.
For a description of the ASD diagnostic methodology for the Child Health Atlas Update by Brownell et al. (2008), please see the Austism Spectrum Disorder - Measuring Treatment Prevalence concept.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Measuring Treatment Prevalence
- Special Needs Children - Method of Identification from Education Data
- Antipsychotic Medications (children)
- Asperger's Disorder
- International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, with Canadian Enhancements (ICD-10-CA)
- International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, with Clinical Modifications (ICD-9-CM)
- Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified
- Autism Society of Canada. What are Autism Disorders? Available at: http://www.autismsocietycanada.ca/understanding_autism/what_are_asds/index_e.html [Related Links] (View)
Term used in
- Brownell M, De Coster C, Penfold R, Derksen S, Au W, Schultz J, Dahl M. Manitoba Child Health Atlas Update. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2008. [Report] [Summary] [Additional Materials] (View)
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