Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism is a disorder of language and communication affecting 1 in every 150 children. It involves a deficit in the ability to express communicative functions and to engage in normal social behaviors. Autism Spectrum Disorder is an umbrella term for social communication disorders including Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Rett’s Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative disorder, and PDD-NOS. The range in severity and intensity of symptoms varies between individuals.