Is there a difference between autism and autism spectrum disorder?
- OnlookerLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
No, sometimes a person on the spectrum has so few problems that it's not clear they are on the spectrum at all. Other times, it's so obvious and the person needs specialized care. There's a huge range.
- 2 months ago
Altogether Autism uses the term autism except when talking about diagnosis, where the term Autism Spectrum Disorder is used. Other commonly used terms are Autism Spectrum, Autism Spectrum Condition, Asperger Syndrome, “Aspie,” High Functioning Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).
- Anonymous2 months ago
No, they’re the same thing. People often cause it autism for short since it’s a long name.
- SnowFlakeLv 72 months ago
No it's all overused junk science
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- Pat WoodenLv 72 months ago
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. The terms are often used interchangeably, but the autism spectrum refers to a scale measuring the severity of autism symptoms t a person has and had much it affects his everyday life.