This is a nicely summarized article about Autism Spectrum that was shared to me, and I thought I would share it here with you. I have copied and pasted the article and included a reference link below. Happy reading :)
WHAT IS CONSIDERED MILD AUTISM?
Does your child have high functioning autism?
By Kate Miller-Wilson
"After you receive an autism diagnosis for yourself or your child, the next logical step is to wonder about the severity of the disorder. Autism is called a “spectrum” for a good reason: symptoms can range dramatically from very mild to very severe. It can help to understand how mild autism is different from more severe forms of the disorder.
Understanding What Is Considered Mild Autism. Autism is defined and diagnosed based on several important criteria. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a person who receives this diagnosis typically displays impairment in three major areas: social interaction, communication, and behavior. These challenges manifest themselves differently, depending on whether the individual has severe, moderate, or mild autism.
Social Skills and High Functioning Autism. Caregivers often note that a person with autism may appear to be in his or her own world. In high functioning autism, these social symptoms can be a bit less obvious than they are in more severe cases.
Communication Skills and Mild Autism. Communication challenges can be one of the most difficult aspects of living with autism. These challenges vary dramatically based on the severity of the disorder.
Behavior and High Functioning Autism. Certain behaviors are a hallmark of any level of autistic impairment, but they can vary dramatically depending on the functioning level of the individual.
The following autism websites can also be helpful:
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