Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a brain-based disorder that affects a child's behavioral, communication and social skills.
Because most children with ASD will master early motor skills such as sitting, crawling, and walking on time, parents may not initially notice delays in social and communication skills.
Looking back post-diagnosis, many parents can recall early differences in interaction and communication.
Parents who receive a diagnosis of autism in their child face a daunting set of questions. It is vital that parents understand what they can do to help promote a smooth transition from adolescence through the teen years and into adulthood.
In this segment, Dr. Susan Levy answers a myriad of parents' questions about autism spectrum disorders.