Autism is a neurological condition. It is not a disease. That is, the brains of autistic people are different from those of non-autistic people.
This neurological condition causes autistic people
– a different processing of perception
– different styles of thinking and learning
– a different kind of social interaction and communication
– and some behaviors that non-autistic people may not immediately understand.
1-2 percent of people are autistic – much more than was previously thought. Until a few years ago, common forms of autism (such as Asperger’s Syndrome) were not recognized.
Because autism is a spectrum, this means that autistic people are very different from one another. For example, some people on the autism spectrum do not speak at all and others have very good oral skills but still find it difficult to have a conversation – because of the social aspects.
Remember: No two people on the autism spectrum are alike.
1- Characteristics of autism
2- Forms of autism
3- Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder
4- Therapies and support
5- Cause of autism
6- How do autistic people see the world?