What is ASD?
ASD is an acronym for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Some people prefer to call it ASC or Autism Spectrum Condition.
According to the National Autistic Society (NAS):
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.
Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways.
Other Names for ASD
Different labels have historically been used to diagnose ASD:
– autism spectrum condition (ASC)
– classic autism
– Kanner autism
– pervasive developmental disorder (PDD)
– high-functioning autism (HFA)
– Asperger syndrome
– Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
This reflects the different diagnostic manuals and tools used, and the different autism profiles presented by individuals.
Read more at the NAS website.
Below are some of our articles related to ASD: