How Much Do You Know About Autism?

Autism is a developmental disability that usually starts in early childhood. Because different children can have widely different symptoms, autism is called a "spectrum disorder." This means it is a group of disorders with similar features ranging from mild to serious. Find out more about autism by taking the following quiz.

1. A person with autism has difficulty interacting with others. Which of these is an example of this?

Understanding Autism 

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of disorders in which a child's brain doesn't develop normally. Autism or autistic disorder is the most severe form of ASD. Symptoms often appear before age 3 and persist throughout the child’s lifetime. These symptoms can vary widely and may be mild or severe.

Genetic Research About Autism 

Opting for targeted treatments instead of a one-size-fits-all approach brings hope to people on the spectrum and their families.