Autism spectrum disorder is a complex neurodevelopmental condition characterized by distinctive social impairments along with restricted and repetitive behaviors in children. Early identification through routine screening is crucial for timely intervention. Primary care physicians play a key role in the identification of individuals with autism that leads to early intervention and improves their functional independence and overall quality of life.
This e-learning module aims to discuss what is autism spectrum disorder, how it is diagnosed, and what is the appropriate management approach to this condition.
Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
Keywords: autism, autism spectrum disorder, what is autism, neurodevelopmental disorder, DSM-5