Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by:

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  • Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts;

  • Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities;a

  • Symptoms must be present in the early developmental period (typically recognized in the first two years of life); and,

  • Symptoms cause clinically significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of current functioning.