Autism Spectrum Disorder describes a group of complex brain disorders, characterized by behavioral, communicative, social interactive, and sensory sensitivities of varying degrees of difficulty.
Behavior:People with ASD sometimes have difficulties responding to their environment, and behavioral issues often arise from an inability to communicate their feelings or cope with a situation. Because of this, they often will rigidly stick to routines and exhibit repetitive behaviors, in order to reduce uncertainty. Communication:Language is often limited, and some are unable to speak at all. Those who use language can use it in an unusual or limited way. Some people will only talk about topics of interest to them. They can have delayed language development, difficulty starting and having conversations, and repetitive use of words or phrases.Social:They often will not respond to nonverbal communication, such as facial expressions, gestures, and eye contact. ASD can make it difficult to make and keep friends, and to interpret and understand others' needs.