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What is low functioning autism called?

Sometimes referred to as Asperger syndrome; individuals having an IQ of less than 80 is considered low-functioning autism, they often have extensive impairments! Many have little or no language skills and many have some level of mental retardation! Any Suggestions here?


  1. Marissa Reply:

    Children diagnosed with what is often called "classic" autism fall at the "low functioning" end with severe deficits in verbal and nonverbal communication. Source:

  2. Vonda Reply:

    Low Functioning: There is this kid in my 2nd period class who I think is struggling with Low functioning autism is also called classic autism.

  3. Rosena Reply:

    High-functioning autism (HFA) is an informal term applied to autistic people who are deemed to have "higher functioning" than other autistic people, by one or more metrics. Source:

  4. Oretha Reply:

    Some signs of autism are: Inappropriate laughing or giggling, No real fear of dangers, Apparent insensitivity to pain, May. MORE? Source:

  5. Lili Reply:

    low functioning autism is severe autism, were a person functions bellow average, and is non verbal. Source:

  6. Devora Reply:

    What is the difference between mental retardation and low functioning autism?

  7. Glynis Reply:

    the theory that vaccinations have anything at all to do w/autism/PDD has been thoroughly and competely proven to be false! It is a coincidence! Children get the vaccines at about or shortly before the normal onset of symptomology! Studies done in countries w/out Thimisoral in their vaccines for years before it was removed from US child vaccinations show no decrease in incidence of autistic disorders!currently the theory w/the most potential for being proven correct is that there is a genetic predisposition! That children w/autism are hard wired that way, and that as they develop the neural connections in their brains do not thin out like normal childrens!The best treatment seems to be situational training, which basicly means exposing your child to as many situations stimuli as you reasonably can, and teaching him how to deal w/them one by one and trying to teach him to form comparisons/relationships between similiar situations so that when confronted w/a novel situation he doesnt panic or follow 1st response impulses but instead thinks this is kinda like the way it was when i did xyz, so i will try doing xyz!!! for example my sons 1st response to things he thinks is unfair is to tear up and loudly cry! we are teaching him to seek an adult in such situations /or to politely ask the offender why they did what they did, then to accept their reasoning (even if it doesnt 100% agree with his), compose a logical, reasoned reply or to seek assistance from a person in authority! It is challenging at times but progress is good!some links:http://www!nichd!nih!gov/publications/pubs/autism/mmr/sub2!cfmhttp://www!sciencedaily!com/releases/2007/05/070516071735!htmhttp://www!quackwatch!com/03HealthPromotion/immu/autism!htmlhttp://www!slate!com/id/2169459

  8. Yessenia Reply:

    Children with high-functioning autism suffer from more intense and frequent . also called atypical autism) is diagnosed when the criteria are not met for a more Sometimes the syndrome is divided into low-, medium- or high-functioning

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