Autism Spectrum Disorder

August 29th, 2014 | Deepti

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition which affects individuals with impaired communication and social interaction. They also have restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests or activities.

ASD affects the way that individuals are able to interact with others and they often find the world to be a confusing place. Difficulty communicating can result in ‘melt downs’ – this differs from a tantrum as the individual does not choose to have a melt down.

Individuals with ASD often have sensory sensitivities – they may be under- or over-sensitive to any of the five senses.

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