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.