Hey Ladies, thought I'd set up a roll call/intro topic so we can all get to know each other better and get this board going more.
Here's a sample format:
Childs Name (dx'd with ASD):
Age at DX:
If the dx is PDD-NOS, What criteria your child did not meet to get a Autistic Disorder/Aspergers Syndrome, etc. dx:
Anything else you want to share:
Edited to add: PDD-NOS is the official diagnosis, PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder) is a definition not a diagnosis, PDD/ASD is the term that covers all the disorders within the autism spectrum. PDD-NOS is Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified, it's a specific diagnosis just as Autistic Disorder (Autism), Aspergers Syndrome, Rett's Syndrome and Childhood Disintergrative Disorders are specific diagnosis. PDD by 'doctors' terms is PDD-NOS (which is the actual proper diagnostic term)...it means the child has signs of autism but not enough to fit the diagnostic criteria for any of the other disorders/syndromes in the autism spectrum. Hope this clears it all up.