Research Autism

London, United Kingdom

Research Autism

London, United Kingdom

Autism is a condition that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.

There are several different forms of autism including Autistic disorder, Asperger syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified.

Autistic individuals vary enormously from each other but they all share the two ‘core’ features of autism:

- persistent difficulties with social communication and social interaction. For example, they may find it hard to begin or carry on a conversation, they may not understand social rules such as how far to stand from somebody else, or they may find it difficult to make friends.

- Restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests, or activities. For example, they may develop an overwhelming interest in something, they may follow inflexible routines or rituals, they may make repetitive body movements, or they may be hypersensitive to certain sounds.

However many people with autism also have significant strengths. These may include a good eye for detail, a high level of accuracy and reliability, an excellent memory for facts and figures, and the ability to thrive in a structured, well-organised work environment. Some also have considerable creative talent. Because of this, some individuals with autism do not consider autism to be a disability but a neurological difference.

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