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Muzey
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06 Mar 2013, 10:00 pm

I am aware of the main 5 forms on the Autism Spectrum. However, a friend of mine thought she saw a deeper subcategory of Autism. Are there others other than the main 5?


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06 Mar 2013, 10:19 pm

The 5 types described in the DSM-IV would be the only "official" ones.

I have seen informal subtypes of Aspergers described by Alan Sohn in Parenting Your Aspergers Child.



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06 Mar 2013, 10:47 pm

Thanks for the reply :) I didn't think there were others. Is this a book you speak of?


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06 Mar 2013, 11:09 pm

Yes, it's a book for parents, and focused on how AS presents in children (primarily boys). The author gives the subtypes names like "Logic Boy", "Fantasy Boy", and "Primarily ADHD".



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06 Mar 2013, 11:36 pm

I will definitely have to take a look into it. :) thanks again.


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