Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
A range of separately diagnosable conditions fall within the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These include Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and autistic disorder (CDC, 2018). This introduction highlights this developmental disability relative on how understanding theories explaining its existence can impact on an individual’s professional and personal life.
Researchers continue to invest a lot of resources in understanding ASD. According to Amaral (2017), ASD diagnosis is primarily based on symptoms and signs associated with challenges in an individual’s emotional, communication, and social skills. It is