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is there any disorders that mimic autism?

Member Added on Mar 19, 2010
developmental drs. say that my 4 year old son is not autisic although he does display several signs of autism everyone around him including teachers will agree that trey is different genetic testing has been done and something did show up and we are awaiting more results i feel like were getting nowhere with this i feel that i am having to diagnos this on my own what could be going on if not autism?
In Topics: Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
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LouiseSattler
Mar 20, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk,

Autism is a broad term for a wide variety of more specified disorders.  There are many good websites to give you definitions of the term Autism and related disorders.  Please keep in mind that websites should not be a substitute for having a person evaluated by a specialist, if you are concerned.

Here is where you may gain some general information:

http://www.AutismSpeak.org
http://www.KylesTreehouse.org
http://www.NASP.org
http://www.OurJourneyThruAutism.com

I hope this response guides you in the right direction.

Louise Masin Sattler, NCSP
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

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