Autism Topic Guide

Autism Autism: Autism is a complex behaviorally defined developmental disorder with three core features: 1) impaired reciprocal social interaction, 2) impaired communication, and 3) restricted use of interests, behaviors, and activities. The cause of autism is thought to be the result of a neurological abnormality. Symptoms and signs of autism are reflective in the three core components of the disorder. There is no cure for autism; however, signs and symptoms may be controlled or managed with medication and behavioral therapy.

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