436 1Autism Spectrum Condition is a lifelong condition, which affects how a person communicates, interacts socially, and can present difficulties or differences for the person in their thinking, imagination, perception and sensitivity of their senses.   It is also known as autism, Asperger's Syndrome, or PDD (NOS) and people can have other conditions alongside their autism. 

As a spectrum condition, individuals with autism will share similar difficulties; and the way in which autism will impact on the individual is unique, with no two people with the condition being exactly the same.  However, people with autism usually experience difficulties in social communication, rigid thought patterns and sensory processing difficulties.  The social world can be overwhelming and the demands difficult to deal with.

They can also have many strenths including good systemising, visual memory and strong interests that can be great assets to a career or learning in a particular area. 

Please visit my blog for further information on specific areas of Autism.  Here are a few links: 

Spoon Theory and Autism 

The right way to use visual timetables

Girls and Autism

Autism and labels 

Help if you have a child with autism in your class