A diagnosis of ASD now includes several conditions that were once diagnosed separately - Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Atypical Autism (Persuasive Development Disorder Not Otherwise Specified – PDDNOS).
Autism commonly affects how you or a loved one learns, how they interact with others and how they cope in their surroundings.
Individuals on the Autism Spectrum may have difficulty with communicating, socialising, emotional regulation, coping with the environment and learning difficulties.
Consistent supports and management is needed to assist all levels of ASD, however long term, if you or your loved one is diagnosed with a level 2 or 3 then more functional capacity supports will be required. Studies show that early diagnosis, and intervention of therapies, can greatly assist in reducing the symptoms across all levels.