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SPECTRUM- What Does It Mean?

Kaysie Bolton

Posted on February 05 2021

SPECTRUM- What Does It Mean?
Formal vs Internal Definitions

Why we use the word spectrum formal definition: Autism is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. ASD occurs in all ethnic, racial, and economic groups. Although ASD can be a lifelong disorder, treatments and services can improve a person's symptoms and ability to function. › topics
NIMH » Autism Spectrum Disorder

Now, to us, the spectrum encompasses the variety of individuality that all of us posses. Just like a rainbow, we all have a variety of intelligence, beauty, empathy, etc. Even though we have varying degrees of individuality, together we can band into a beautiful array of colors- called a rainbow.

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