April is World Autism Month, with the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.
Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) is a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Individuals with ASC experience challenges with social communication and interaction, sensory processing, restricted interests and repetitive behaviours.
One in 50 Canadian children and youths aged 1 to 17 years old was diagnosed with ASC according to data from Canadian Health Survey on Children and Youth (CHSCY) in 2019.
Here is a look at the history of autism.