Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition which affects the brain development from early childhood. It is a lifelong condition, characterised by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.
The cause of autism remains unknown, however, one theory that has strong scientific evidence is that genetics play a significant role in contributing to the occurrence of ASD. Other factors that may contribute to ASD symptoms are deficits in the brain function. Rigidity, communication, and socialisation issues are the most common symptoms in all types of ASD.
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