What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a disorder defined by the The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) as persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts as well as restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities.  To learn more about ASD, changes in diagnosis criteria, and red-flags for toddlers and young children, click below.