Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development. However, the most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2-3 years of age. CAUSES Not long ago, the answer to this question would have been “we have no idea“. Research is now delivering the answers. Most cases of autism appear to be caused by a » » » [Read more]
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Melinda Francisco, MD
I am a developmental and behavioral pediatrician. I see kids with autism, ADHD, learning disabilities and the like and help them get appropriate intervention to maximize their full potential and address their difficulties and needs.