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Autism Spectrum DIsorders

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) People with Autism Spectrum Disorder may have a range of skills, abilities, and unique communication and behavioral needs.  ASD is a developmental disability.  It includes these conditions which were once individually diagnosed:  Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.  FACT:  Youth with ASD are often in the gifted range in many academic subjects.  FACT:  You can’t SEE an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Possible Traits of ASD: Negative reaction to being touched; repeating words or behaviors; trouble with changes avoidance of eye contact; preferring solitude; strong memory recall; in children, lack of interest in “make-believe” games.  Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency- Highly-skilled, trained teams of professionals, including Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCs), offer services that include:  Counseling and Guidance, Postsecondary Support; Supported Employment; Work Readiness Training; Job Placement Assistance; Assistive Work Technology; Vocational Training; On-the-job training.

www.gvs.ga.gov

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