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PDD-NOS is also known as "atypical autism." It is the diagnosis given to an individual when they fit some criteria of autism but not all. For example, the individual may have problems in communication and the social realm but not fit the third autistic criterion of repetitive/stereotyped behaviors. PDD-NOS is usually considered to be the most varied presentation of the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Some PDD-NOS children will resemble those with Kanner's (classic) autism; others will resemble those with Asperger's Syndrome. The difference is in the amount and severity of the symptoms that the person displays, so an Asperger's-type PDD-NOS child may have all of the symptoms of AS except for the hallmark symptom of "special interests"/an obsessive fixation in a specific topic. Hope this helped!
"Not everything that steps out of line, and thus 'abnormal,' must necessarily be 'inferior.'"
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