Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (page 3)

By — National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities
Updated on Nov 12, 2009

Organizations That Can Help

Given the CDD is one of the disorders along the autism spectrum, with symptoms quite similar to autism itself, you may also find useful information, assistance, and connection to local resources at any or all of the autism-related organizations we've listed in our companion Connections page on autism.

In searching for information on CDD, which is extremely difficult to find and almost always closely tied to information on autism, we ran across a "Global Health Network Support Group" at We pass this info along to you, in case you might find it helpful, but we know nothing more about it. Find out more about the group at:

Teaching Students with CDDAs was said above, it's very difficult to locate information specific to CDD, let alone materials about educating students with this rare disorder. Since CDD is one of the disorders along the autism spectrum, with symptoms quite similar to autism itself, appropriate educational interventions will be those similar to what's used when educating students with autism.

Spanish Materials

  • Trastorno Desintegrativo de la Niñez.
    This is a translation of NICHCY's briefing paper on PDD. Scroll down and find the description of childhood disintegration disorder and the DSM-IV criteria for it. The rest of the paper will be helpful as well, as the treatments for CDD and PDD are similar.
  • The Spanish version of "When your child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder."
    "Cuando su niño/niña es diagnosticado con alguno de los desórdenes en la gama del autismo" is the Spanish title of this publication from the Indiana Resource Center for Autism.
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