What is autism ?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability, typically appearing during childhood and affecting a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. For National Autism Awareness Month, we created shareable resources about autism, the signs & symptoms, and how to be more inclusive.
Is autism genetic ?
There is no known single cause for autism spectrum disorder.
what causes autism ?
It is generally accepted that it is caused by abnormalities in brain structure or function. Brain scans show differences in the shape and structure of the brain in children with autism compared to in neurotypical children. Researchers do not know the exact cause of autism but are investigating a number of theories, including the links among heredity, genetics and medical problems.
how can early can autism be diagnosed ?
The behaviors of autism spectrum disorder may be apparent in infancy, but they usually become clearer during early childhood