Autism is a neurological ( brain based) disorder that affects an individual’s communication, behavior and social skills. It belongs to a large group of developmental disorders called Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The symptoms can be detected in children as young as 18 months.
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There are so many resources available to you. Information is one of our strongest weapons.
If you want to have a basic understanding of autism here are some websites that I found helpful, when I was dealing with my son’s diagnosis.
** As always, your doctor should be your first source of information. **