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Alabama Disability Attorney: Autism

Alabama Disability Attorney: Autism

Autism is neurodevelopmental disorder which affects a person's social interaction and communication skills. There are three types of autistic disorders: Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. All types of disorders are present from birth, and generally they are recognized by age 3.

Medical diagnosis of such a disorder requires a finding that the sufferer exhibits of impaired social interaction, communication impairments and signs of restricted or repetitive behavior.

Autism is recognized by the Social Security Administration as a disabling condition if the legal requirements are met or equaled. Disability Lawyer  The listed requirements for a child suffering from autistism are as follows:

First, you need medical documentation of a finding of the disorder, along with medical documentation of: (i) qualitative deficits in the development of reciprocal social interaction; and (ii) qualitative deficits in verbal and nonverbal communication and in imaginative activity; and (iii) markedly restricted repertoire of activities and interests.

For someone suffering from pervasive developmental disorders, there must also be medical documentation of such a diagnosis, along with documentation of (i) qualitative deficits in development of reciprocal social interaction and (ii) qualitative deficits in verbal and nonverbal communication and in imaginative activity.

In addition to these findings, you must also satisfy the age-based criteria set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations.

If you or someone you know suffers from an autistic disorder and you are looking for an Alabama Disability Attorney, the attorneys at Powell and Denny would feel privileged to speak with you. Contact Powell and Denny

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