When should I be concerned about autism?
Late or idiosyncratic speech, social awkwardness, over or under-reaction to light, sound, or smell, ora compelling need for routine or sameness. Each of these are symptoms of autism, but none of them alone is a true red flag. When several of these symptoms combine, however, it may be time for greater concern.
Is it normal to worry about autism?
Having a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – a condition that affects the nervous system and can impair communication and interaction – is a common concern among parents. It often ranks high on their list of most upsetting diagnoses even though it’s not a terminal illness.
Why should we care about autism?
Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the world. Raising awareness helps people understand and not be frightened by the disability.
What are the bad things about autism?
Autistic people may act in a different way to other people find it hard to understand how other people think or feel. find things like bright lights or loud noises overwhelming, stressful or uncomfortable. get anxious or upset about unfamiliar situations and social events. take longer to understand information.
What is important to know about autism?
Autism spectrum disorder now affects 1 in 68 children. Boys are nearly 5 times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with ASD. Autism spectrum disorder is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the United States. ASD is more common than childhood cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined.
Is autism covered by the Equality Act?
The Equality Act 2010 sets out when someone is considered to be disabled and protected from discrimination. The definition is quite wide – so check it even if you don’t think you’re disabled. For example, you might be covered if you have a learning difficulty, dyslexia or autism.