This book sets out what it means for a child to be diagnosed with ASD, PDD (NOS), autism or Asperger Syndrome, and where parents should go from there. It describes the signs and symptoms, how a child fits the diagnostic terminology and what the diagnostic procedures involve. Associated disorders, treatments, and educational approaches are reviewed.
Barbara Quinn is a Nurse Clinician at Capital Care Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She has a graduate degree in Educational Psychology. In her capacity as a Developmental Specialist and Educational Consultant she has worked with many children and families on the autism spectrum. Anthony Malone is Clinical Associate Professor at Albany Medical College and Developmental Pediatrician. He has spent his career helping families understand developmental disabilities and get appropriate supports. He also has an active private pediatric practice and cares for many children with special needs.