We’re all trying to understand autism: what it is, what causes it, how to diagnose it, how to treat it. But autism is very complex — no two people with autism are exactly the same, and no two people with autism respond to treatment in the same way. Learn more about autism here.
Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder of development that lasts throughout a person’s life. It is sometimes called a developmental disability because it usually starts before age three, in the developmental period, and because it causes delays or problems in many different skills that arise from infancy to adulthood.