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Autism Spectrum Disorder

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to severely challenged. Some people with ASD need a lot of help in their daily lives; others need less.

A diagnosis of ASD now includes several conditions that used to be diagnosed separately: autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and Asperger syndrome. These conditions are now all called autism spectrum disorder.

The University of Delaware Library Film & Video Collection has many resources on this topic.  Below are a selection of them.  The bottom box contains more searches of interest. 

Asperger Syndrome


Additional Resources

Additional Search Results from DELCAT:

Subject: Asperger Syndrome

Subject: Spectrum Disorder

Subject: Autism