Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that begins early in childhood and lasts throughout a person’s life.
It affects how a person acts and interacts with others, communicates, and learns. It includes what used to be known as Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorders.
There is currently no one standard treatment for ASD. There are many ways to increase your child’s ability to grow and learn new skills.
Starting them early can lead to better results. Treatments include behavior and communication therapies, skills training, and medicines to control symptoms.