What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ADS)

Autism is a lifelong condition that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people and the world around them.

What is Autism?

  • Autism is a lifelong condition that affects the way a person communicates

      and relates to people and the world around them.

  • It is a spectrum condition, which means it affects people in many different

      ways and to varying degrees.

  • There are many people with Autism in the UK.

  • You cannot always tell that someone has Autism just by looking at them

People with Autism might find these things difficult:

  • Telling people how they feel

  • Meeting other people and making new friends

  • Processing sensory information and this can occur in one or all of the senses (touch, taste, sight, sound or smell). Individuals may be over or under-sensitive to certain sensory stimulation such as loud noises, bright lights or strong smells.

  • Understanding what other people think or feel

What causes Autism?

  • No one knows why people have Autism

  • If your child has Autism, it is not because you are a bad parent

  • Autism can be genetic. This means Autism can pass from parents to their children

What else is special about people with Autism?

  • They may be very good at something, like maths, art or music

  • They can be good at learning when they see someone else doing it

  • They may be good at concentrating on one activity for a long period

Here are some highly successful people with Autism:

  • Albert Einstein [Mathematician]

  • Daryl Hannah [Actress]

  • Michael Palin [Comedian]

  • Bill Gates [Entrepreneur]

  • Willard Wigan [Artist]

 

Useful websites/information

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

If you want to find out more about the provision for children with Autism at Queensbridge, please speak to Adam Blakey

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