McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours,
speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths
and differences. We now know that there is not one autism
but many types, caused by different combinations of genetic
and environmental influences.

Autism Speaks Canada

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

Video overview about autism spectrum disorder

This video presents an overview of the causes, symptoms, diagnostic practices and treatment/therapy options for those people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Music Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Video about music therapy for autism spectrum disorder

This video explores music therapy as a treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Music is used to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of the person who has ASD.

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