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What is Autism?
Autism is a disorder that can affect
an individual’s speech, behavior and social life.
Autism is also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder
There is no medicinal type of test that can diagnose
Autism. The doctors must instead look at a person’s
actions, speech, and behavior and evaluate whether
or not they may be on the autistic spectrum.
Symptoms vary on a case to case basis, but very common symptoms include:
-Getting upset with new changes
-Minimal/No eye contact
-Does not respond to their name by the age 12 months
-Rocking back and forth
-Spinning in circles
Related disorders, sometimes called “comorbidities”, can include:
-Social Communication disorders
-Specific learning disability
What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder?, www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/autism/what-is-autism-spectrum-disorder#:~:text=Autism%20spectrum%20disorder%20(ASD)%20is,are%20different%20in%20each%20person.