Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability that appears in the first few years of a child’s life. While people with ASD don’t look different, they often communicate, interact, behave and learn in ways that are very different from most people.
ASD is a spectrum disorder, so the type and severity of symptoms people experience varies widely. Some people with ASD are intellectually gifted while others struggle with the basics. Some people with ASD need constant supervision while others live independently.
To better understand ASD, watch this helpful video from Amazing Things Happen.