AUTISM

WHAT IS AUTISM?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the name for a group of complex developmental disorders. ASD includes a wide range of symptoms, skills, and levels of disability.

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RECOGNIZING AUTISM

People with ASD often have these characteristics:

  • Difficulties with verbal communication

  • Ongoing social problems that include difficulty interacting with others

  • Repetitive behaviors as well as limited interests or activities

  • Different way of learning that hurt the individual’s ability to function socially, at school or work, or other areas of life

Some people are mildly impaired by their symptoms, while others are severely disabled.

COULD MY CHILD HAVE AUTISM?