AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Autism - What's the Difference?
Traits that a person without Autism may display:-
Can process information quickly
Can easily calm self after stress
Can change plans quickly and easily
Good at reading facial expressions
Loves to talk!
Gets jokes - appreciates sarcasm
Can easily empathise
Can ignore background noises
Can tell white lies
Has a range of interests
Easily understands the complexity of different types of relationships
Can you see the difference?
As Autism is a hidden disability, it is impossible to tell if a person has Autism from their appearance. However, there are certain behaviour traits that MAY be displayed by an individual with Autism (to a greater or lesser degree). By being aware of these differences, a person may be better able to assist and support an individual with Autism, if necessary.
Traits that a person with Autism may display:-
Can take words and phrases literally
May be anxious
Can be rigid or routine bound
Lack of facial expression
Little interest in small talk
Difficulty understanding others points of view
Sensitivity to sound
Special interests or obsessions
Often knowledgeable & driven on certain topics