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Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. 


Deep Dive into Autism

About Autism Spectrum Disorder

People with ASD may behave, communicate, interact, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. There is often nothing about how they look that sets them apart from other people.  The abilities of people with ASD can vary significantly. For more information, visit the CDC Autism Spectrum Disorder webpage.

Maryland Treatment Centers

The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) is a multidisciplinary team comprised of pediatric autism specialists, including clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, developmental pediatricians, social workers and speech/language pathologists. For more information about the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children's National Hospital, visit the CASD webpage.

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