Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is considered a developmental disability by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that affects the way a person communicates and experiences the world. Often, autistic people have sensitivities to various sensory experiences, such as light, sound, and touch and have trouble using and interpreting language and nonverbal forms of communication. Many individuals on the spectrum also have intense yet narrow interests, have a need for routine in their daily lives, exhibit repetitive actions or movements, and face challenges in social situations. Because ASD affects each person differently, individuals will manifest these characteristics in different ways and to different degrees.
The term autism has been used by medical professionals to describe a wide range of...Read more