Autism or autism spectrum disorder is often diagnosed in childhood. Autism leads to repetitive behavioral patterns and, depending on the severity, it can significantly impact social interactions. In 2018, the CDC estimated 1 in 59 children were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Most children are diagnosed after age 4, but some are diagnosed as early as age 2.
If you want to learn more about autism in general, or if you have specific questions, explore these commonly asked questions and autism FAQs.