Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) directly impacts social, emotional, and developmental growth within the brain.
Its symptoms are vast, with no two individuals sharing identical behaviours. Individualised patterns emerge between 12 months to 18 months of age.
These patterns include:
- Unusual or affected motor skills.
- Unusual or affected speech patterns.
- Extreme reliance on patterns and organisation.
- Sensory sensitivity.
- Repetitive behaviours.
- Extreme focus on specific topics or interests.
- Inability to understand facial expressions or subtlety.
Understanding these symptoms proves crucial for early identification and therapy. It also helps communities recognise the importance of charity events in Australia, like World Autism Awareness Day.
Sourced with permission from Aspect Australia