Pervasive Developmental Disorder- NOS

autismlogoPervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) is a developmental disorder that falls on the autism spectrum. Children that are given this diagnose often meet some but not all of the criteria for autism.

The following links describe in more detail specific characteristics of a person with PDD-NOS:
Brain Balance Centers
Emory Autism Center
My Asperger’s Child
National Autism Resources
NINDS
WebMD.Com
Wikipedia

2015 Sprout Film Festival

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┬áIt’s that time of the year again! The 2015 Sprout Film Festival will be held in New York City This Saturday May 30 to Sunday, May 31 showcasing films that celebrate the “diverse lives and creativity of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”
If you are in New York City this weekend, swing by and support Sprout, you will not be disappointed!

 

 

Turner Syndrome Characteristics

Turner Syndrome is a rare condition that affects only females. This occurs when the X chromosome is partially or totally missing.

Medical Sites

Boston Children’s Hospital
Genetics Home Reference
Kids Health
Mayo Clinic
Medscape
Wikipedia

Associations

Turner Syndrome Foundation
Turner Syndrome Society of the United States
Turner Syndrome Support Society- UK

 

Mosaic Down Syndrome Resources

What is Mosaic Down Syndrome?

Mosaic Down Syndrome represents 2 to 4% of all cases of people with Down Syndrome. This occurs when a person has a certain percentage of translocation cells with the remaining cells unaffected. meaning people with mosaic down syndrome have a certain percentage of cells with the extra 21 chromosome. The physical characteristics of mosaic down syndrome vary from having similar characteristics of a person with down syndrome to almost none.

Medical Sites

Mayo Clinic
Medline Plus
Wikipedia

Associations

International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association
Mosaic Down Syndrome UK

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