Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a group of neurologically based developmental conditions that are characterized by delays in three areas: language and communication, socialization, and repetitive and ritualistic behaviors. ASDs include autism, Asperger’s, and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). These are spectrum disorders, and for each child the severity of symptoms in each area can range from mild to severe. It is estimated that ASDs occur in 1 in 110 children. Structured, comprehensive interventions can significantly improve a child’s quality of life.
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U.S.News & World Report article features Nationwide Children’s
Nationwide Children’s Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders is featured in the August issue of U.S.News & World Report, which highlights the state of autism treatment and research today. Read the full article »