Children with ASD look just like children who do have ASD. Children with ASD may:
- Have different ways of learning, paying attention, or reacting to things
- Have problems with communication, emotional, and social skills
- Not want change in their daily activities
- Repeat certain behaviors
How a child with ASD learns, solves problems, and thinks can range from gifted to severely challenged.
A diagnosis of ASD now includes several conditions that used to be diagnosed separately:
- Asperger’s syndrome
- Autistic disorder
- Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS)
If your child has received a diagnosis of ASD, our Community Management Department can connect you with resources in your community. Call us at 813-392-5303 (TTY: 711), Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Eastern time.