Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Caring for All Levels of PDD

Pervasive developmental disorder is also known as PDD and refers to a variety of disorders characterized by developmental delays in communication and/or socialization. These disorders include all types of autism as well as Rhett syndrome (a genetic brain disorder).

While the onset of PDD occurs during infancy, many individuals aren’t diagnosed until they’re around three years old. The range of PDD varies greatly when it comes to language development, intelligence, comprehension, mood swings, and more. At New Generations, we know PDD affects each person differently, which is why we offer a variety of care.

How We Can Help

When it comes to special needs education, we require each of our Gary’s Gang caregivers to complete an in-depth course that teaches them about a variety of conditions and how to offer care and learning to individuals. We’ll make sure your loved one feels comfortable while improving their communication and socialization skills.

Communication

While some individuals with PDD speak limitedly, others don’t speak at all. No matter the level of communication, our caregivers can help improve speech issues, verbal interactions, one-sided conversations, and more. We also keep an open line of communication with each individual’s parents or guardians so that we can better understand their behaviors and offer the best PDD care.

Social Issues

Because PDD hinders social skills, those affected often have difficulty regulating their behaviors and emotions. Many times, individuals will experience outbursts of anger, aggression, anxiety, or emotional breakdowns and may not know how to handle it. At Gary’s Gang, our caregivers can help your loved one understand these issues and work through them.

Love

At New Generations, we’re all about love, and the place it shows most is in Gary’s Gang. From our staff members to our individuals with pervasive developmental disorder, we’ve created a community that is caring, accepting, loving, and warm. We pay close attention to our members and offer one-on-one care when it’s needed, but mostly, we love to have fun and enjoy life.

Affiliations

Alzheimer's Association Autism Speaks Club Horizons NADSA Miracle League