Autism Spectrum Disorder (An Introduction)
This one-page handout with accompanying audio and video educates people about autism, also called autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It discusses what autism is, describes its range of symptoms, and explains that its causes are unknown but that genes and environment play important roles. It outlines evaluation, diagnosis, and approaches to treatment. Adapted from the text of the MedlinePlus Health Introduction.
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