Autism is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. People of all genders, races, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds can be diagnosed with ASD. Although ASD can be a lifelong disorder, treatments and services can improve a person’s symptoms and daily functioning.What exactly is autism spectrum disorder?
What exactly is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability that can cause signiﬁ cant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Children and adults with ASD may ﬁ nd it diﬃ cult to relate to other people, may show restrictive and/or repetitive patterns of behavior or body movements.