Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Neurodevelopmental disorder that begins in early childhood and lasts a lifetime. It affects behavior, interaction with others, communication and learning.
Called “spectrum” because it refers to a wide variety of symptoms and of varying severity.
Some symptoms can be language disturbances, lack of eye contact, making repetitive movements, spending a lot of time ordering things or repeating a phrase many times and looking like they are in their own world.