Since 1970, the month of April has been used to spread awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism is a complex developmental disability that affects everyone differently. ASD is a “spectrum condition” that is diagnosed when a certain set of behaviors, along with their severity, are defined.
These behaviors could be noticed in a child as early as infancy, but usually, they appear during early childhood. If you think your child maybe on the spectrum, having your child’s doctor perform “developmental screenings” during check ups will help diagnose if your child has ASD.