what is autism?
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability characterized by neurological differences in the brain. While some individuals with ASD have known genetic conditions, the exact causes of ASD are still being researched. It is believed that a combination of factors may contribute to the development of ASD.
Individuals with ASD may exhibit behaviors, communication styles, social interactions, and learning abilities that differ from the norm. However, they may appear similar to other people in terms of physical appearance. The abilities of those with ASD can range significantly, with some having advanced conversation skills and others being nonverbal. While some individuals with ASD require substantial support in daily life, others can function independently.