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Shareable Resources 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 developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. For more information on the signs and symptoms, causes and risk factors, how ASD is diagnosed, and the treatments for ASD, visit our health topic page or download our brochure. Help raise awareness about ASD by sharing informational materials based on the latest research.

Share these Graphics and Social Media Messages

Download and share these informational graphics to help raise awareness of ASD. You can share the text and image directly to your Facebook News Feed or Story by clicking on the button to the right of the graphic. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #shareNIMH in your social media posts! For more ideas on how to use these education and awareness resources, visit our help page.

Image of woman with child talking to doctor. Image text reads: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) occurs in all ethnic, racial, and economic groups. Throughout the month of April, learn more about ASD: www.nimh.nih.gov/autism

Autism Awareness

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

Image of young boy playing with toy cars. Image text reads: People with Autism Spectrum Disorder have difficulty with restricted interests, repetitive behaviors, and social communication and interaction. www.nimh.nih.gov/autism

About ASD

People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulty with restricted interests, repetitive behaviors, and social communication and interactions. Learn more about the signs, symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatments, and therapies for ASD: https://go.usa.gov/xyxdu #shareNIMH

Image of female doctor talking to young boy. Image text reads: 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. www.nimh.nih.gov/autism

Screening

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/xyxdu #shareNIMH

Image of young girl painting. Image text reads: Autism spectrum disorder can usually be reliably diagnosed by the age of two. It is important for those with concerns to seek out assessment as soon as possible so that a diagnosis can occur, and treatment can begin. www.nimh.nih.gov/autism

Diagnosis

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) 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 treatment can begin. https://go.usa.gov/xyxdu #shareNIMH

Image of young boy reading a book. Image text reads: After Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is diagnosed, treatment should begin as soon as possible. Early treatment and proper care for ASD can reduce individuals’ difficulties while helping them learn new skills and make the most of their strengths. www.nimh.nih.gov/autism

Treatment

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

Image of middle-aged man talking to teenage boy. Image text reads: Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often subtler in those diagnosed as older children and adolescents. To read more on the signs, symptoms, and diagnosing ASD, visit www.nimh.nih.gov/autism

Signs

Signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often subtler in those diagnosed as older children and adolescents. To read more on the signs, symptoms, and diagnosing ASD, visit https://go.usa.gov/xyxdu #shareNIMH

Although ASD can be a lifelong disorder, treatments and services can improve a person’s symptoms and ability to function. www.nimh.nih.gov/autism

Treatment and Services for Adults

Although autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be a lifelong disorder, treatments and services can improve a person's symptoms and ability to function. Visit https://go.usa.gov/xyxdu to learn more about ASD. #shareNIMH

Use Videos and Podcasts to Educate Others

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