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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)Also called: ASD, Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD)
What is autism?
What is an autism spectrum disorder?
Developmental MilestonesSkills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).
MMR vaccine controversy and Autism
The MMR vaccine controversy refers to the claims that autism spectrum disorders can be caused by the MMR vaccine, an immunization against measles, mumps and rubella.