What is the autism spectrum?

The autism spectrum is a group of five disorders:

  •         Autistic Disorder
  •         PDD-NOS
  •         Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
  •         Rett’s Disorder
  •         Asperger’s Disorder


For more information on the individual disorders on the spectrum, visit http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/overview_diagnostic_criteria.htm#Childhood