Disintegrative disorder or "late onset" autism.

@article{Volkmar1989DisintegrativeDO,
  title={Disintegrative disorder or "late onset" autism.},
  author={Fred Volkmar and Donald J. Cohen},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={1989},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={717-24}
}
Ten cases of disintegrative disorder were identified within a larger sample of 165 individuals who met behavioral criteria for autism. These cases were compared to autistic individuals whose disorder had been recognized by age 2 and to those whose disorder had been recognized after age 2. Consistent with previous reports, children with disintegrative disorder had a period of normal development preceding the onset of a profound developmental regression from which they made, at best, only a… CONTINUE READING

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