Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is a developmental disorder that affects communication and social interaction. The spectrum is wide, meaning that people with ASD can experience a range of symptoms and severity. Common characteristics of ASD include difficulty with verbal and nonverbal communication, problems with social interaction, and repetitive behaviors or routines. While the cause of ASD is not known, research suggests a combination of genetic and environmental factors. It’s essential to understand that each person with ASD has unique strengths and challenges, and they may require different types of support. Although there is no cure for autism spectrum disorder, there are many therapies and interventions that can help individuals cope with the challenges of ASD and lead fulfilling lives.
Treatments for ASD vary from 10 to 30 sessions, with 1 to 3 sessions a week. Treatments range from 2 to 30 minutes in length depending on symptoms and severity.