Did you know 1-in-68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

Almost half of children identified with autism has average to above average intellectual ability. Tweet >

Autism, more commonly referred to as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by clinicians and families, is a biological condition that limits a child’s ability to develop social relationships and communicate. As a result, children often have significant problems in learning and experience many behavioral difficulties. The condition is usually life-long, although overall outcome is improving.

Autism symptoms and behaviors can range from mild to severe, and may seem to appear gradually or suddenly. Symptoms include social deficits, communication difficulties, repetitive behaviors, sensory difficulties, and unusual abilities.

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Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D., Professor and Director of Psychiatric Genonomics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Autism, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder
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James Frederick Leckman, MD, Neison Harris Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Pediatrics and of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine.
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