While social difficulties make communication with others challenging, people with autism can achieve a life of independence. There are a number of people with autism spectrum disorder who are able to function in highly-structured, traditional jobs, working alongside managers who are trained in working with and communicating effectively with people with disabilities. Even in cases like this, social engagement can be difficult for the autistic person. Encouragement and moral support are very important to being able to live a productive and independent life. Legally, public schools are responsible for providing services to ASD people up until the age of
Autism and Adults
My Aspergers Child: Echolalia in Children with Aspergers & High-Functioning Autism
May 22, by Florence Ng There is plenty of information online on how to determine whether or not a child has autism, as it can be easily recognizable in those as young as 12 months old. Adults themselves are not immune to Autism and its effects. If you think you might suffer from Autism, it is important to be aware of its signs and symptoms. Today, there are thousands of adults who suffer from untreated autism and have difficulty finding information and programs to support their needs. Do not let yourself be one of them.
Aspergers in adults is typically seen as an individual with an above average intellectual ability paired with severely inadequate social skills and often an all-absorbing, obsessive interest in particular topics. The subtypes used to be separate diagnoses until the update to the DSM-5 diagnostic manual. Now, the subtypes are folded into one diagnosis known as autism spectrum disorder ASD. Approximately 2 million adults have been diagnosed with the condition.