Autism is a developmental disability that impacts on how a person interacts with the world around them. It also affects how they interact with the people they come in to contact with.
Autism is a life long condition.
People with autism see, hear, and experience the world differently to the rest of us. Autism is not an illness or ‘disease’ and is not something that there is a cure for. It is part of a persons identity.
Those who are autistic fall along a broad spectrum and autism is sometimes called autism spectrum disorder, or aspergers.
Around one in one hundred people in the UK live with autism.
Watch the video to understand a bit more about autism.