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What is Autism?

Autism is a childhood developmental disorder that is characterized by impairments in three areas of functioning. These include delayed social skills, diminished communication, and self-stimulatory or ritualistic behavior. In this video of autism facts, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh explains what is autism and how these symptoms of autism can be used to diagnose the disorder. 

Duration: 02:45 Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, Dr. Holly Atkinson, Dr. Supriya Jain Review date: August 26, 2012
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