Facts about autism

  1. Autism is often misunderstood and persecuted by the prejudiced myths.
  2. Asperger syndrome is autism.
  3. Autism occurs at very different levels of intelligence, ranging from highly gifted to mental retardation.
  4. Approximately 4% of the autism spectrum has savant abilities.
  5. Autism is a neurological disability that often provides some mental disorders. It is not an illness or a psychological disability.
  6. Autism is a different brain function.
  7. You are born with Autism.
  8. Autism is a lifelong disability – you do not grow from autism.
  9. Autism is rarely alone. It occurs most often one or more follow disorders (OCD, depression, eating disorders, etc.) Which depends on the individual’s living standards and conditions.
  10. People with autism often suffer from sensory over-or low sensitivity in hear, smell, sight and/or touch.
  11. There can be compensated a lot for ASF disabling caller by creating space – conditions.
  12. Autism is biological – ie. that. 80 to 90% of the explanation for ASD is genetic inheritance [1]. Is there a family more siblings, it is highly likely that more children have autism, why you should look at the whole family. Therefore, “we”are not surprised if there are more of families who have ASD [2].
  13. There has not been a sudden increase in autism over the last 20 years. The paradigm has changed.
  14. It seems that people with ASD usually do not recognize their own emotions (inner identity) up in the young adult age – around 25 years [3].
  15. It is harder to live with high functioning ASD than with visible severe autism.
  16. People with autism are significantly more flexible in the real framework of understanding and recognition.



ASD = Autism Spectrum Disorder

[1] 20 International Autism Conference 2009, “Autism and ADHD, a double social handicap?” Torben Isager by Child and Youth Psychiatric Center Glostrup

[2] University of Glasgow – United Kingdom – Professor Christopher Gilberg

[3] Meeting of Minds 2009 – Professor Rita Jordan, Birmingham University, England

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