Did you know 1-in-68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

Almost half of children identified with autism has average to above average intellectual ability. Tweet >

Autism, more commonly referred to as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by clinicians and families, is a biological condition that limits a child’s ability to develop social relationships and communicate. As a result, children often have significant problems in learning and experience many behavioral difficulties. The condition is usually life-long, although overall outcome is improving.

Autism symptoms and behaviors can range from mild to severe, and may seem to appear gradually or suddenly. Symptoms include social deficits, communication difficulties, repetitive behaviors, sensory difficulties, and unusual abilities.

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DSM-5: Shaping the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis
DSM-5: Shaping the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis
July 29, 2010
The American Psychiatric Association has released a draft of the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) for public review at www....


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