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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition involving persistent challenges with social communication, restricted interests, and repetitive behavior. While autism is considered a lifelong disorder, the degree of impairment in functioning because of these challenges varies between individuals with autism.

Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Early signs of this disorder can be noticed by parents/caregivers or pediatricians before a child reaches one year of age. However, symptoms typically become more consistently visible by the time a child is 2 or 3 years old. In some cases, the functional impairment related to autism may be mild and not apparent until the child starts school, after which their deficits may be pronounced when amongst their peers.

Social communication deficits may include:

-Decreased sharing of interests with others
-Difficulty appreciating their own & others’ emotions
-Aversion to maintaining eye contact
-Lack of proficiency with the use of non-verbal gestures
-Stilted or scripted speech
-Interpreting abstract ideas literally
-Difficulty making friends or keeping them.