If you have a child with autism, the chances are they have a diagnosable mental disorder.
But just as importantly, if you have an autistic child, it’s often a sign of a wider, more complex condition.
Here’s what you need to know about autism.
What is autism?
Autism is a developmental disorder in which people are born with certain traits, such as an inability to socialise, to learn new things, or to form new relationships.
It usually starts in the early 20s and is not thought to be caused by the brain.
Some people with autism can develop these features after birth, but many develop them later in life.
It is a genetic disorder that is often associated with genetic abnormalities, which make some people more likely to have the condition.
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are also a part of autism.
A person can have a wide range of symptoms, and the disorder is often linked to other medical conditions.
Symptoms of autism include: having difficulty understanding spoken language or reading language