What is Autism ?

Information on Autism

supplied by The National Autistic Society

National Autistic Society

Autism

Autism‚Äč affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people and how they make sense of the world around them.

It is a spectrum, which means that, while all people with autism share certain characteristics, their autism will affect them in different ways. 

Some people with autism live totally independent lives, while others may have accompanying needs which require a lifetime of specialist support. 

People with autism may also experience over or under sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours.

For more information

on Autism go to the NAS website


Aspergers

Aspergers Syndrome is a form of Autism even though it is no longer an individual diagnosis but comes under the Autism Spectrum.

People with Aspergers are often of average or above average intelligence. They  difficulties with understanding and processing language.

People with Aspergers syndrome can find it harder to read the signals that most of us take for granted. This means they find it more difficult to communicate and interact with others which can lead to high levels of anxiety and confusion.

For more information 

on Aspergers go to the NAS website

Join mASCot

mASCot has produced

their own information cards for parents

to use to help inform others about their child's Autism