Autism is a complex neuro-developmental disorder, marked by multiple symptoms that include a typicalities in:
- Social interactions (i.e. people with autism would often find it difficult to understand others’ mental states and emotions, and respond accordingly)
- Verbal and non-verbal communication
- Repetitive behaviour (i.e. people with autism might repeat certain words or actions over and over, usually in a grid rule – governed manner).
– National Autistic Society
Autism is complex and is in general diagnosed by a paediatrician. If a child receives a diagnosis, this is a lifelong condition, and means they may experience difficulties in three areas, the so called Triad of Differences or Impairment
- Thought and Behaviour
- Social Interaction