It is important to be able to educate others on the causal theories of ASD and properly explain how ASD is diagnosed.
For this assignment, you are going to make a brochure on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) intended to educate parents, grandparents, and others. Your brochure will provide an overview of causal theories and how ASD is diagnosed.
Use the Unit 2 Assignment Template to complete this assignment. The content of your brochure should be 2–3 pages in length. You may add images or other graphical elements to your brochure as you like. (Graphical elements may increase the page count, which is acceptable.)
Please include the following information:
Discuss two ways the treatments of and views on autism spectrum disorder have changed over time.
Discuss three suspected causes of ASD today.
Explain why it is important to understand research-based causal theories versus popular-belief causal theories.
Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder
Explain how ASD is diagnosed in a child that is age birth through 8 years of age. (Include the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ASD):
Responses to each section should be written in paragraph format and be a minimum of 250 words.
A separate reference page is provided in the template for your APA citations. Use current APA formatting and citation style. A minimum of two references is required.