Autistic Disorders

Autistic disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders are characterized by qualitative deficits in the development of reciprocal social interaction, in the development of verbal and nonverbal communication skills, and in imaginative activity. Often, there is a marked restriction of activities and interests, often stereotyped and repetitive. Diagnosis requires medically documented findings of the following:

For autistic disorder, all of the following must be found in the diagnosis:

  • Qualitative deficits in reciprocal social interaction.
  • Qualitative deficits in verbal and nonverbal communication and in imaginative activity.
  • Marked restriction of activities and interests;

For other pervasive developmental disorders, both of the following must be found in diagnosis:

    • Qualitative deficits in reciprocal social interaction.
    • Qualitative deficits in verbal and nonverbal communication and in imaginative activity.

SSDI or SSI For Autisic Disorder

Because autistic disorder shows itself before individuals are able to work, some men and women with autism have never been able to hold a full-time job for long periods of time. If this is the case, applying for SSI is highly recommended. SSDI is only available for adults who have a work history that paid Social Security taxes. Some adults can receive SSDI based on earning records of their parents.

Contact a Social Security Attorney

At Herren Law Group, we understand the effects that autism can have on one’s ability to work. However, we also know that autism should not affect a person’s ability to live comfortably without financial stresses.

Contact the Herren Law Group today and speak with the most trusted disability attorney in Houston. In the past, our social security lawyers have helped clients who cannot work because of autistic disorder. After a successful win, we feel pride and satisfaction knowing that you can worry a little less about money and focus more on your life.

Call us today at (713) 682-8194 to speak with one of our Houston attorneys.

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