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People with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including Asperger’s syndrome, experience developmental delays in communication, social skills, and behavior.

The causes of autism are not well understood yet, and there is no cure for autism. However, effective therapies are available. Early intervention helps children with an autism spectrum disorder develop to their full potential. Education policy ensures that children with autism have access to educational opportunities. And there are communities and sources of support for parents and caregivers. Teens and adults with Asperger’s syndrome can also find support from others living “on the spectrum.”

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