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Information for Patients

The tabs below will give you an overview of the PlacentASD® Test. For further information, or any questions you may have, please call the Kliman Laboratories at 203-785-7642 or email us at: klimanlabs@yale.edu.

What is Autism?

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Autism is a general term for a group of conditions referred to as: autism, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), Rett syndrome, and childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD).

As the word spectrum in ASD suggests, children with autism may have a wide range of behaviors and issues, including social impairments, communication difficulties, and repetitive, patterns of behavior.