Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, and activities.
Autism is a spectrum disorder, which means it varies from person to person and no two people with autism have the same symptoms. Symptoms are generally apparent in infancy, 18-24 months, but become more pronounced from 24 months to 6 years.
High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, formerly known as Asperger’s Syndrome, symptoms may not be as apparent until later in life. Symptoms can vary from mild