CategoryAutism

What is autism and how does it affect people What is autism? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – its medical name – is the name for a range of conditions which affect how a person communicates and interacts with the world around them, as well as their interests and behaviour. It’s not a disease or an...
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What is it like living with autism? Because autism affects people differently, some people don’t need a lot of help, but others might need extra support throughout their life. For someone with autism, everyday life can be confusing and chaotic. Their brain works differently so just communicating with people can be really hard. Simple things...
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Signs and Symptoms of Autism in Adults and Children Main signs of autism in Adults Common signs of autism in adults include: finding it hard to understand what others are thinking or feeling getting very anxious about social situations finding it hard to make friends or preferring to be on your own seeming blunt, rude...
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Autism: signs , symptoms and screening You may be worried, confused, or hopeful that you’ll find a diagnosis for your child’s symptoms. Whatever you’re feeling, something brought you to this page. The best thing you can do is find the answer to your question. If it is autism, appropriate support can make a huge difference...
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Autism: Symptoms & Signs Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of neurodevelopmental disorders predominantly characterized by impaired social functioning and communication disturbances. Symptoms can include intense focus on one item, unresponsiveness, lack of understanding social cues (like tone of voice or body language), repetitive movements, or self-abusive behavior like head-banging. The severity of the symptoms...
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Autism-friendly strategies for encouraging physical activity Several issues make physical activity less appealing for many people with autism. These include poor social and motor skills, a preference for screen-based activities, and a lack of exercise partners and autism-friendly opportunities for physical activity in our communities. Here are some practical tips for encouraging regular physical activity:...
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Why autistic children and teenagers behave in challenging ways Challenging behaviour in autistic children and teenagers It’s common for autistic children to behave in challenging ways or ways that are difficult to manage. For example, autistic children and teenagers might: refuse or ignore requests behave in socially inappropriate ways, like taking their clothes off in...
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Characteristics & Diagnosis of Autism Characteristics & Diagnosis Autism is characterized in the DSM-V by: Persistent differences in communication, interpersonal relationships, and social interaction across different environments What this can look like: Being nonverbal or having atypical speech patterns, having trouble understanding nonverbal communication, difficulty making and keeping friends, difficulty maintaining typical back-and-forth conversational style...
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What is Autism Autistic people may act in a different way to other people Autistic people may: find it hard to communicate and interact with other people find it hard to understand how other people think or feel find things like bright lights or loud noises overwhelming, stressful or uncomfortable get anxious or upset about...
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What is ASD and symptoms Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of neurodevelopmental disorders predominantly characterized by impaired social functioning and communication disturbances. Symptoms can include intense focus on one item, unresponsiveness, lack of understanding social cues (like tone of voice or body language), repetitive movements, or self-abusive behavior like head-banging. The severity of the...
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