Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication, social interaction, and behavior. It is typically diagnosed in early childhood, and the symptoms can vary widely in severity and presentation. Children with ASD may have difficulty with social communication and interaction, such as making eye contact, initiating and sustaining conversations, and understanding nonverbal cues.
They may also have restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities, such as repetitive motions or fixations on specific objects. Children with ASD may also show sensitivity to sensory stimuli, such as sounds, lights, or textures. They may have difficulty processing sensory information and may become overwhelmed or distressed in certain environments.