Autism is a DISABILITY.

Autism is defined as a lifelong condition that affects how a PERSON communicates with, and relates to, other people. Autism also affects how a PERSON makes sense of the world around them.

The three main areas of difficulty, which all people with Autism share, are known as the 'triad of impairments'. They are

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This supporting information is also known by these names:
formerlyAutistic Spectrum Disorder
alsoknownasAutistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)