Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
disorder that begins in early childhood and persists throughout adulthood; affects three crucial areas of development: communication, social interaction, and creative or imaginative play.
includes a range of behavioral symptoms.
The two core features of are:Difficulty with social interactions and communication. Repetitive behaviors, interests, and activities.
How common is ?
About one in every 68 children in the United States has . It is about four times more common in boys than girls. It can affect children of all races and social classes wherever they live. Researchers are not sure what causes ASD.
No two children with are alike
is called a “wide-spectrum disorder” because the symptoms are different for each child. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and can change as the child grows. No two children with ASD are alike. This makes understanding ASD and finding the best difficult…