Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder caused by differences in the brain and it affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people. It also affects how they understand and make sense of the world around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways. To date autism has been more common in males than females but we are getting better at detecting the profile of girls with autism, as they can present a little differently to boys.
It is important to remember that the cause of ASD is not yet known. Most evidence points to a combination of environmental and genetic factors. It is known however, that ASD is not caused by parenting styles. Parents of children with ASD are just like everyone else. ASD is prevalent in all cultures and all backgrounds. It is also proven that ASD is not caused by vaccinations.
A child with ASD has difficulties in the following areas:
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