What is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong developmental difference that affects how a child, young person or adult interacts and communicates with other people and the world around them. The diagnostic characteristics of autism vary from one individual to another, but in general may cause someone to have difficulty and differences with social interaction and communication, have restricted interests and/or repetitive behaviours and different or extreme responses to sensory stimuli, DSM 5, (APA, 2013) and the ICD-10 (1992) See References.

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