Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment
A serious Developmental Disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.
Autism Spectrum Disorder impacts the nervous system and affects the overall cognitive, emotional, social and physical health of the affected individual.
The range and severity of symptoms can vary widely. Common symptoms include difficulty with communication, difficulty with social interactions, obsessive interests and repetitive behaviours.
Early recognition and autism spectrum disorder treatment as well as behavioural, educational and family therapies may reduce symptoms and support development and learning.
People may experience:
Behavioural: inappropriate social interaction, poor eye contact, compulsive behaviour, impulsivity, repetitive movements, self-harm, or persistent repetition of words or actions
Developmental: learning disability or speech delay in a child
Cognitive: intense interest in a limited number of things or problem paying attention
Psychological: unaware of others’ emotions or depression
Also common: anxiety, change in voice, sensitivity to sound, or tic.