Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong condition caused by a faulty nervous system that leads to abnormal brain function.
Asperger’s Disorder vs Autism
People often get confused between Asperger’s Disorder and autism. In Asperger’s Disorder, the symptoms tend to be milder compared to “classic” autism, and language and cognitive abilities — emotional, intellectual, mental, and subjective abilities—aren’t affected in those with ASD. Both ASD and autism fall under the category of ASD.