ASD is a group of neurodevelopment disorders characterized by three core behavioral features: stereotypical repetitive behaviors, impaired social interaction and deficits in communication. ASD is also characterized by a significant heterogeneity in genetic background, phenotype and clinical presentation.
It is a highly common condition with an estimated prevalence of 1 in 59 school-aged children in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Estimates for EU are 1 in 100. This equates to approximately 10 million patients in Europe and North America.
It is a highly common condition equating to approximately
10 million patients in Europe and North America