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Originally Posted on Autism Speaks - https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism What Is Autism? What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive...

Originally Posted in NorthJersey.com: News By BARBARA WILLIAMS Staff writer | The Record New Jersey now has the highest reported rates of autism in the country — 1 in 45 children here are diagnosed with the developmental disability, though experts say they do not know if that is due to better screening or an...

Originally Posted on Web MD What Is Autism? Autism is a complex neurobehavioral condition that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviors. Because of the range of symptoms, this condition is now called autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It covers a large spectrum of symptoms, skills,...