Autism

Autism is a spectrum condition which affects how people interact and communicate with the world.


What is autism?



Autism is a neurological developmental condition, characterised by repetitive patterns of behaviour and difficulties with social communication. Struggling to deal with change, mandatory actions, or other points of view can be elements of this learning difference.

No definition can truly capture the range of characteristics people on the autistic spectrum experience in a world often found to be "chaotic and illogical."

There are many autistic people who have behavioural and communicative differences, but their intelligence is not impacted by their neurodivergence.

Common challenges:

  • Speech and articulation
  • Sensitivity to light, sounds, and touch
  • Perception of people’s emotional states
  • Information processing
  • Multi-tasking


"If you’ve met one person with autism, then you’ve met one person with autism."


"I think cats have Asperger’s. Like me, they’re smart. And like me, sometimes they simply need to be left alone."




Common Autistic strengths


Attention to Detail

Autistic people often have great attention to detail and focus. This means they may be able to search through a lot of information for specific content.

Efficiency

Autistic people can be very good at following rules, sequences and orders, meaning with the right structure can be very efficient.

Logical Thinking

Autistic people can be very logical thinkers, as they can struggle to consider emotional factors. This brings an innovative and objective approach to problem solving.

Retention

Autistic people may be able to build encyclopedic knowledge on topics of interest, retaining lots of information. Visual memory is often also strong.

Autism – What is Autism?

That's right! Tim Burton is on the autistic spectrum!


He is one of the most successful directors of gothic and horror films ever!

Good Jobs for Autistic People

  • Web Developer
  • Content Designer
  • Manufacturer
  • Librarian