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.

Types of Autism 

If someone you care about has symptoms, don’t try to plug him into one of the main types of autism. People usually fall along a spectrum of autism symptoms.

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.