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.
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