"Being on the autism spectrum 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, 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