Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, is a neurological and developmental disorder.  A child with ASD will have difficulties with language, social skills and communication development. Kids with ASD tend to like routine and may have trouble taking turns, sharing attention and participating in imaginative play with peers. Children with ASD can have both verbal and non-verbal issues.  Verbal difficulties can include a delay in language development, difficulty understanding instructions, echolalia (echoing speech), using repetitive language and using unusual vocabulary.  It is important to keep in mind that all children with autism are impacted differently.  No two kids have the exact same struggles.