Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the term given for a developmental condition which affects the following areas:
- Social interaction
- Communication- verbal and nonverbal
- Repetitive behaviours
- Sensory processing
Each person with ASD is different- If you have met one person with Autism you have met ONE person with Autism diagnosis for ASD usually occurs by age 3.
ASD affects people from all walks of life, all countries, all social classes and all ethnic backgrounds. Autism occurs four times more in boys than in girls.
Early intervention improves the symptoms of ASD.