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Autism Answers

April 5th, 2021
Autism, or more correctly autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a complex developmental condition. Typically, people who have ASD face persistent challenges with communication and social interaction, and often perform repetitive behaviors. ASD is considered a “developmental disorder” because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), the book of standards for diagnosing a host of conditions published by the American Psychiatric Association, divides the symptoms of ASD…