Autism Spectrum Disorder affects a person’s ability to socially communicate with others and their need to adhere to restricted and/or repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities.
You’ll hear a number of theories about the cause or causes of autism. In the past 40 years, the prevalence rate of autism has skyrocketed. Recent estimates indicate that the disorder occurs in 1 out of every 59 children born.
Researchers have identified early warning signs of autism, such as missing key developmental milestones or exhibiting atypical behaviors. If you suspect your infant has autism, click here to learn more.