Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how an individual communicates and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.someone with autism sees, hears and feels th eworkd differently to others. It is a spectrum disability so while people with autism will share similar difficulties, it will affect each person differently. Some autistic people say the world feels overwhelming which can cause considerable anxiety. Understanding and relatingto people and taking part in every day life can be hard.
Autistic people have difficulties with interpreting both verbal and non-verbal language like gestures …show more content…
They may also find it hard to express their own emotions. They may appear insensitive, seek out time alone when overwhelmed by other people, not seek comfort from other people, or appear to behave in a way that could be seen as socially inappropriate. They may find it hard to build relationships and make friends. They may want to but are unsure of how to go about it.
Repetitive behaviour and routine
People with autism generally often prefer to have a daily routine so they know what is going to happen day to day. This can help the world feel less unoredictable. The use of rules can be important. People with autism are ogten not comfortable with change but can sometimes cope better if prepared fr the change in advance.
Highly focused interests
Many people with autism have highly focused interests. They canchange over time or be life long. These can range from art or music to trains or mathematics. They often report that the persuit of these interests is fundamental to their wel being and happiness.
People with autism can also suffer from over or under-sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, lights, colours, temperatues or pain. These can cause anxiety or sometimes physical pain, or can cause fascination eg. Lights or spinning