Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects
how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also
affects how they make sense of the world around them.
It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with
autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in
different ways. Some people with autism are able to live relatively
independent lives but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support. People with autism may also experience over or under sensitive to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours.
for more information
on Autism go to the NAS website