Signs of possible ASD in school-aged children, adolescents and adults

The signs of ASD are sometimes hard to notice in young children. As people get older and their circumstances change, new experiences can push people outside their comfort zone. ASD symptoms may be more obvious when people are challenged beyond their current abilities and skills.

Parents and caregivers can help identify the condition by learning the signs of ASD and monitoring how the child reacts to change or transitions (like starting school or moving from primary school to secondary school).