Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder that affects approximately 150,000 people in Hungary.
Approximately 1 in 68 people are autistic, so it is very likely that you know someone affected by autism. It is about three times more likely to affect men than women.
Autistic people experience the world differently, and each specific case is different.
Autism is not an illness or a disability. In the words of an expert: autism isn’t a bug in the system but a different operational system.
A slightly autistic person may not know that they are affected while at the other end of the spectrum there are cases so severe that the affected require constant supervision.
Many well-known people are on the autism spectrum. Susan Boyle, the famous singer is slightly autistic. About 40% of those who are affected are nonverbal. Some people living with autism might exhibit extraordinary abilities but their skills are unevenly developed. While they may be able to solve any mathematical equation, tying their shoelaces could pose a problem.
The early signs of autism are easily distinguished: according to research small children most likely begin exhibit signs when the child is as young as one and a half years old. Many everyday things in life are a challenge for people with Autism.