What is autism
Autism is a neurological difference that many people are born with, it affects how people communicate and interact with the world. It is a spectrum condition that affects people in different ways.
Asperger syndrome, was previously known as a type of autism on the autism spectrum. Today we do not categorise autism in the same way and the word aspergers is no longer favoured. However, many autistic individuals have a formal diagnosis of aspergers and still associate with this condition.
Like all people, autistic individuals have their own strengths and weaknesses. People with Autism can have many talents and a unique outlook. Autism / aspergers impacts the way that individuals view the world, interact with and communicate with others.
“If you’ve met one person with autism, You’ve met one person with autism”
Dr. Stephen Shore.
What are the characteristics of autism / aspergers?
Every single person who is autistic has a unique set of characteristics. Although there are similarities, each person’s experience is different.