The Causes

What is autism spectrum disorder?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurological and developmental disorder that often begins early in an individual’s life and can affect how the individual behaves, communicates, and learns. Individuals with ASD struggle with communication with others, restricted interests, and repetitive behaviors (cite DSM 5).

What causes autism spectrum disorder?

The potential environmental and genetic causes of autism continue to be a primary focus of research across many disciplines. While a good research base exists regarding genetic mutations and their impact on ASD, these interactions are complex. We encourage all to visit the websites of qualified organizations, such as the National Institute of Health or Center for Disease Control and Prevention, to learn more about the most recent research on the causes of autism.

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