Autism Spectrum Disorder: A “Spectrum Disorder”

  • Definition: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a Neurodevelopment Disorder. This means there is something different in how the brain is functioning and developing for people with ASD.
  • ‘Autism’ is now replaced with ‘Autism Spectrum Disorder’ (ASD) with all its previous sub-types included.
  • These are
  1. Autistic Disorder,
  2. Asperger’s Syndrome,
  3. High Functioning ASD
  4. Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)