Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. It may range from mild to severe conditions. It is difficult to diagnose in the initial period of life upto 2 years.
Parents start noticing changes such as awkward social interactions, non-responsive behaviour along with losing that little amount of speech. Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development.
ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination, attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art.
What causes Autism?
Most cases of autism appear to be caused by a combination of autism risk genes and environmental factors influencing early brain development.
What are the symptoms of Autism?
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How can Parents help their children?