Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism is a life-long developmental disability with onset usually in the first three years of life. It is a behaviorally defined syndrome characterized by an uneven developmental profile and disturbances in interaction, communication, and perceptional organization. Autism occurs on a continuum from mild to severe. It occurs by itself or in association with other disorders such as mental retardation or Fragile X syndrome. It may include the diagnosis of pervasive developmental disorder. Because of the low incidence and complexity of this disability, professionals with experience and expertise in the area of autism need to be included on the team determining the disability and educational program. 

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism is a life-long developmental disability with onset usually in the first three years of life. It is a behaviorally defined syndrome characterized by an uneven developmental profile and disturbances in interaction, communication, and perceptional organization. Autism occurs on a continuum from mild to severe. It occurs by itself or in association with other disorders such as mental retardation or Fragile X syndrome. It may include the diagnosis of pervasive developmental disorder. Because of the low incidence and complexity of this disability, professionals with experience and expertise in the area of autism need to be included on the team determining the disability and educational program.