Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears duringthe first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder thataffects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in theareas of social interaction and communication skills..."http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_whatis(3)•
Family income, lifestyle and educational levels do not affect the chance of autism's occurrence.
Autism predominantly interferes with the normal development of the brain in these areas
social interaction(problems understanding social rules, perspectives)
communication skills(odd/poor understanding and use of language)
reasoning to behavior(rigid thoughts, concrete obsessions, sensory irregularities translated into atypical behavior)
Autism: Brief Description