AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) affect three areas of a child's life — Social Interaction, Communication, and Behavior — and often are accompanied by the following symptoms:
Irregularities and impairments in communication.
Engagement in repetitive activities and stereotyped movements.
Resistance to environmental change or change in daily routines.
Unusual responses to sensory experiences.
However each child with an ASD is different, and the term spectrum refers to the wide range of symptoms or delays that are encompassed by the term. Read about ASD resources in New York City HERE.