Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how a person behaves, interacts with others, and communicates. It is a spectrum disorder, meaning it affects people in different ways and in varying degrees of severity. People with ASD can experience challenges with communication, social interaction, and behavior.
ASD is a complex disorder, and the exact cause is unknown. However, it is believed that genetics, environmental factors, and medical conditions can play a role. It is important to note that autism is not caused by bad parenting.
ASD can be diagnosed in infancy, though it is most often diagnosed between the ages of two and four. Early diagnosis and intervention can help to improve a person’s quality of life and reduce the severity of symptoms.
Common signs of ASD include difficulty with social interaction, repetitive behaviors, limited interests, and difficulty with