Autism 101: Online Course 4

What is an Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism is a complex developmental disability affecting individuals in the areas of social interaction and communication. Autism and its associated behaviors have been estimated to occur in 1 in 68 births, and is four times as prevalent among males than females.

Autism is a spectrum disorder – meaning the symptoms can occur in any combination and with varying degrees of severity. It is also a lifelong disability.

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