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Digital Shareables on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Use these resources to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorder.

Use these resources to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how people interact with others, communicate, learn, and behave. For more information on signs and symptoms, causes and risk factors, diagnosis, and interventions, visit our health topic page or download our brochure.

Help raise awareness by sharing information and materials based on the latest research.

Share These Graphics and Social Media Messages

Download and share these messages to help spread the word. You can copy and paste the text into a tweet, email, or post. To share the image, right-click on it and select "save image as" to save the file to your computer. We encourage you to use the hashtag #ShareNIMH in your social media posts to connect with people and organizations with similar goals. For more ideas on how to use these resources, visit our help page.

Health care provider talking with a parent who is holding a toddler. Points to www.nimh.nih.gov/shareNIMH.

Let's Talk about Autism

Help raise awareness and acceptance about autism spectrum disorder by sharing informational materials based on the latest research. https://go.usa.gov/xvWBJ #shareNIMH

Health care provider talking with a parent who is holding a toddler.

Autism Awareness

Autism spectrum disorder occurs in all ethnic, racial, and economic groups. Throughout the month of April, learn more about autism: https://go.usa.gov/xdQUV #shareNIMH

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About Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Children with autism spectrum disorder often display intense interests, repetitive behaviors, and differences in social behavior and communication. Learn more about the signs, causes, risk factors, and interventions for autism: https://go.usa.gov/xdQUV #shareNIMH

Health care provider talking with toddler.

Screening

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It's recommended that all children should be screened for developmental delays beginning at their 9-month well-child visit and specifically for autism at their 18- and 24-month visits. Learn more at https://go.usa.gov/xdQUV #shareNIMH

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Diagnosis

Autism spectrum disorder can usually be reliably diagnosed by the age of two. Those with concerns should seek out an assessment as soon as possible so that a diagnosis can occur, and intervention can begin. https://go.usa.gov/xdQUV #shareNIMH

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Intervention

After autism spectrum disorder is diagnosed, intervention should begin as soon as possible. Early intervention and proper care can reduce individuals' challenges while helping them learn new skills and make the most of their strengths. https://go.usa.gov/xdQUV #shareNIMH

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Signs in Older Children and Adolescents

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Signs of autism spectrum disorder are often subtler in older children and adolescents. To read more about the signs and diagnosis, visit https://go.usa.gov/xdQUV #shareNIMH

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Services and Supports for Adults

Adults on the autism spectrum can benefit from services and supports that improve quality of life across the lifespan. Visit https://go.usa.gov/xdQUV to learn more about autism. #shareNIMH

Use Videos and Podcasts to Educate Others

Click the “Copy Link" link to post these videos on social media, or embed them on your website.

Listen to and share this podcast directly to your Facebook or Twitter accounts by clicking on the “Share” link. You can also download the podcast or link to it from our website.