Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person’s lifetime. It is a spectrum disorder and is characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) varies widely in severity and symptoms and may go unrecognized, especially in mildly affected children or when it is masked by other more prominent disabilities.
A developmental evaluation is required to diagnose a child with ASD. Click here to learn where you can get a developmental evaluation for your child.