Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a wide range of developmental brain disorders. The most common symptoms associated with ASD are difficutlies with social interactions, communication, and repetitive behavior but the severity of symptoms can vary greatly. At one time ASD was split into several different conditions based on the severity of symptoms such as Asperger's Syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, or pervasive development disorder but they are now all included under the ASD umbrella.
Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a misinterpretation of these sensory signals that causes an overreaction or under-reaction that can interfere with daily function. SPD is common in children with autism.
Children with autism have complex healthcare needs including physical, mental, and developmental factors. Building a team for your child's unique needs can help your child meet challenges as they grow.
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