An accurate autism diagnosis requires a thorough assessment of three skill areas: social interaction, communication and behavior. In order to be diagnosed with autism, an individual must show specific impairments in all three areas.
It can be difficult to tell the difference between autism and Asperger’s syndrome because they have many similarities. Explore the subtle differences that distinguish these two disorders, so you can more easily tell them apart.
Restricted behaviors are characteristic of various developmental disorders and have a specific profile in individuals with autism. Although these behaviors were identified in the very first description of autism, they hadn’t been well defined until now.