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