Hi fellow parents,
Here is a definition that we found! Hope this helps! :)
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder of the brain that affects how a person communicates, relates and interacts with other people.
The key challenge faced by persons with autism is with social interaction. They face, to varying degrees, difficulties in verbal and nonverbal communication, relating social cues and at times repetitive behaviours.
Autism is a spectrum of disorders, the challenges faced by one person with the disorder would vary from another person with the disorder, so no two persons with autism are the same.
Some examples of ASD include:
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS)