What Is Autism? Definition, Symptoms, & Gifts
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Primary Changes: Edited for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Revised “Symptoms of Autism” and “Management Options for Autism.” Added “What Is Autism,” “Signs of Autism,” and “How Is Autism Diagnosed.” New content written by Alexa Donnelly, LCSW and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.
Author: Sharon Kaye-O’Connor, LCSW
Reviewer: Lynn Byars, MD