Autism is a life long ,non-progressive, neurological disorder typically appears within the first three years of a child’s life.
Autism is a wide spectrum disorder .The term ‘spectrum’ is used because the range and severity of the difficulties people with an ASDs experience vary widely, and can range from mild to severe. This means that no two people with autism will have exactly the same symptoms. But all the children on the spectrum show marked difficulties with:
1. Impaired communication (verbal and non verbal)
2. Impaired Social interaction
3. Restricted and repetitive interests and behaviours
4. Sensory sensitivities.