Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a serious Neuro-Developmental Disorder that impairs a child's ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism significantly affects verbal and non-verbal communication and social interaction that adversely affects the child’s educational performance. It may also cause restricted repetitive behaviors, interests and activities.

The CDC latest statistics show that 1 in 59 children has ASD
(United States Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 2018)


is the High Functioning part of the Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The condition is what doctors call a "high-functioning" type of ASD. This means the symptoms are less severe than other kinds of autism spectrum disorders.

The term "Spectrum" in autism spectrum disorder refers to the wide range of symptoms and severity.

Symptoms can vary
from mild to severe.
Autism can affect
boys four times more than girls.

No two children with Autism are the same, each one is different and unique.

Autism is a Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Doctors used to think of Asperger's as a separate condition. But in 2013, the newest edition of the standard book that mental health experts use, called The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), changed how it's classified.

Today, Asperger's syndrome is technically no longer a diagnosis on it's own. It is now part of a broader category called autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This group of related mental health issues shares some symptoms. Even so, lots of people still use the term Asperger's.

The DSM-5 also includes a new diagnosis, called social pragmatic communication disorder, which has some symptoms that overlap with Asperger's. Doctors use it to describe people who have trouble talking and writing, but have normal intelligence.


Little Eye-Contact: They start early in life. If you're a mom or dad of a kid who has it, you may notice that he can't make eye contact.

Little Social Skills: You may also find that your child seems awkward in social situations and doesn't know what to say or how to respond when someone talks to him.

He may miss social cues that are obvious to other folks, like body language or the expressions on people's faces. For instance, he may not realize that when somebody crosses his arms and scowls, he's angry.

Few Emotions: Another sign is that your child may not smile when he's happy or laugh at a joke.

Strange Speech: he may speak in a flat, robotic kind of way.

Interest on same Topic:: If your child has the condition, he may talk about himself most of the time with a lot of intensity on a single subject, like rocks or football stats. And he might repeat himself a lot, especially on a topic that he's interested in.

Same movements

Dislike Routine Change: For instance, he may eat the same food for breakfast every day or have trouble moving from one class to another during the school day.