Autism Spectrum Disorder

Adult Neurology & Electrodiagnostic Medicine located in Katy and Sugar Land, TX

Autism Spectrum Disorder services offered in Katy and Sugar Land, TX

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition characterized by a range of challenges in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors. The term "spectrum" reflects the wide variation in symptoms and levels of impairment that individuals with ASD may experience. It is typically diagnosed in early childhood, and symptoms can persist into adolescence and adulthood.

Key features of Autism Spectrum Disorder include difficulties in social communication and interaction, such as challenges in understanding and responding to social cues, maintaining conversations, and forming relationships. Individuals with ASD may also engage in repetitive behaviors, have specific interests, and show resistance to changes in routines. 

Autism Diagnosis

The exact cause of ASD is not fully understood, but a combination of genetic, neurological, and environmental factors is believed to contribute to its development. Early intervention and various therapeutic approaches, such as behavioral and communication therapies, can significantly improve outcomes for individuals with ASD.

It's important to recognize and appreciate the unique strengths and perspectives of individuals with ASD, fostering a more inclusive and understanding society. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a lifelong condition, and support and accommodation throughout an individual's life can enhance their quality of life and help them reach their full potential. We are now offering diagnosis for patients who may believe they have ASD.