Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.
Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be 'cured'. Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity.
Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing.
Signs of Autism
No big smiles or other warm, joyful expressions by six months or thereafter.
No back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles or other facial expressions by nine months.
No babbling by 12 months.
No back-and-forth gestures such as pointing, showing, reaching or waving by 12 months.
No words by 16 months.
No meaningful, two-word phrases (not including imitating or repeating) by 24 months.
Any loss of speech, babbling or social skills at any age.
Know the 5 Types of Autism
1-Autistic Disorder (Typical Autism) before 3 years
3. Nonspecific Pervasive Development (Atypical)
4. Rett disorder (Mostly girls)
5. Childhood disintegrative disorder (Heller Syndrome)