Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder characterized by differences in social skills and communication.
Restricted or repetitive behaviors are hallmark signs. Autistic people may also experience sounds, smells, taste, and touch differently. The level of support needs related to ASD differ from person to person.
If you suspect your child is autistic, please speak to your child’s doctor about a referral for an Autism-specific evaluation. These are generally completed by developmental pediatricians or child psychologists. Learn more here.