ASD Parent Handout
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting different areas of skills needed for a variety of functions. This results in social difficulties and the presence of restricted and/or repetitive behaviors. ASD presents itself in a broad variety of ways, and varies greatly among individuals of all ages. This guide will identify some of these signs, as well as describe the steps that parents can take to ensure that their child receives the support they need to thrive. Note: The information in this guide is provided primarily by GoldmanCenter.org. Visit GoldmanCenter.org for more parent resources and information about diagnostic evaluations.
Table of Contents:
- What is ASD?
- Early Signs of ASD
- Different Severities of ASD
- Steps of Receiving an Autism Diagnosis
- Treatment and Support for ASD