Jan 12, · Autism spectrum conditions (ASC) affect at least 1% of the population (Brugha et al., ) with symptoms including social communication difficulties, obsessive interests, repetitive behaviours, and increased or reduced perception of sensory input . A diagnosis of autism in adults is the first step to finding support and services in one’s community. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder thought to be predominantly genetic or heritable, and is currently diagnosed in roughly one in 68 children in North America.
Feb 19, · Autistic adults who don’t have a learning disability, like me, are still nine times more likely to die from suicide than our non-autistic peers. Autistica, a UK charity, Author: Sarah Kurchak.