Autism Speaks explains that Autism Spectrum Disorder and Autism are general terms used when referring to a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders present in and are characterized by varying degrees of difficulties in social interaction and repetitive behaviors as well as verbal and non-verbal communication. For more information on Autism, click here to visit the Autism Speaks website.
The MAGIC Foundation asks - Is your child growing normally? According to their website, healthy children grow a MINIMUM of 2 inches to 2 and a half inches EACH year (after the age of 2 and before puberty). There are many reasons a child may fail to grow. For more information on growth disorders, click here to visit the MAGIC Foundation website.