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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that begins early in childhood and lasts throughout a person's life. It affects how a person acts and interacts with others, communicates, and learns. It includes what used to be known as Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorders.

It is called a "spectrum" disorder because people with ASD can have a range of symptoms. People with ASD might have problems talking with you, or they might not look you in the eye when you talk to them. They may also have restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. They may spend a lot of time putting things in order, or they may say the same sentence again and again. They may often seem to be in their "own world."

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  1. Autism Spectrum Disorder (National Library of Medicine)  
    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that begins early in childhood and lasts throughout a ...
  2. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Screening What is autism spectrum disorder screening? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability caused by differences in a person's brain. ASD affects how people interact with others, ...
  3. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition that appears very early in childhood development, varies in severity, and is characterized by impaired social skills, ...
  4. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder. It often appears in the first 2 to 3 years of ... to better diagnosis and newer definitions of ASD. Autism spectrum disorder now includes syndromes that used to be regarded ...
  5. ... part of the larger developmental disorder category of autism spectrum disorder . ... Bridgemohan CF. Autism spectrum disorder. In: Kliegman RM, St. Geme JW, Blum NJ, Shah SS, Tasker RC, Wilson KM, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics . ...
  6. Autism Spectrum Disorder From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Autism Spectrum Disorder/Start Here ... Autism Spectrum Disorder ... National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ... Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers ...
  7. Therapies for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)  
    ... is 0 to 12 years old and has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). No, if: The child you care for ... Autism Spectrum Disorder, Child Development, Mental Disorders
  8. ... part of the larger developmental disorder category of autism spectrum disorder . ... Bridgemohan CF. Autism spectrum disorder. In: Kliegman RM, St. Geme JW, Blum NJ, Shah SS, Tasker RC, Wilson KM, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics . ...
  9. Autism Spectrum Disorder From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    This brochure presents information about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including signs and symptoms, causes and risk factors, diagnosis in young children, older children, teens, and adults, and treatments.
  10. Communication Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders)  
    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Learn more.
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