There is no known single cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is defined by a certain set of behaviors, and is a so called “spectrum disorder” that affects individuals differently, and to a varying degree. One characteristic is, however, a variable deficit in social interaction and communication skills. Internationally we see a consensus among experts suggesting that the number of individuals with autism is growing. Epidemiological results indicate that ASD affects 1 % of the global population, and is more common in males than females.
Source: Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Global Perspective by Alisha S. Richmond
Read more about ASD and Asperger’s Syndrome at The Increasing Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders by Johnny L. Matson and Alison M. Kozlowski.
An individual with autism often displays one or several of the following characteristics:
It is exactly these characteristics that we at Specialisterne prefer to focus on, harness and channel.
For more information on austism, click the links below
Aspire Ireland at: www.aspireireland.ie/
Irish Autism Action at: www.autismireland.ie/