What is Autism?
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autistic spectrum disorders, Autistic Spectrum, Hans Asperger identified,
Autism and Asperger Syndrome are on the Autistic Spectrum, this is a developmental condition affecting the way the brain processes information and how a person communicates and relates to others.
People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders have difficulties in three main areas within their lives; this is referred to as the 'triad of impairments' (Lorna Wing and Judith Gould):
The Triad of Impairments:
1. Impairment of Social Communication
2. Impairment of Social Imagination
3. Impairment of Social Relationships
However, how and to what extent each person is affected is unique and has resulted in the saying
"once you have met 1 person with autism - you have met 1 person with Autism".
, autistic spectrum disorders
, Hans Asperger identified
, Kanners Classic Autism