Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Fact Sheet
By Pathfinders for Autism
What is ASD?
ASD is a neurological development disorder affecting multiple areas of the brain and body. ASD is characterized by deficits in communication, behaviors, and socialization.
Additionally, individuals with an ASD may experience some physical symptoms, such as gastrointestinal complications or seizures. ASD is referred to as a “spectrum disorder” because symptoms are unique to individuals and can vary in intensity. ASD includes Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and Autism.