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What exactly is the autism spectrum?

The autism spectrum is not a line on which an individual with autism can be plotted but rather a scope in which they fall. Autism is characterized by persistent deficits in social communication and interaction across multiple contexts and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests that may restrict an individual from progressing, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

Sources: nimh.nih.gov, helpguide.org, autismspeaks.org, cdc.gov

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