What Exactly is Autism?

May 1, 2014 7:15 AM

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Autism. Even that actual name itself sometimes seems to be somehow cloaked in a shroud of mystery. Unfortunately, even to his very day, Autism still remains rather misunderstood by the general society at large. Perhaps part of the reason for this is because of the fact that autistic people themselves are generally usually so misunderstood as well. Despite what many people may probably think, Autism is not an illness. Instead, it is a disorder that primarily impacts a person�s neurological system, which then, over time, eventually begins to impair the person�s ability to interact in social settings.

The neurological disorder Autism typically occurs in the world�s population at a rate of approximately one to two children per one thousand overall children, and it also usually occurs at about a 25% higher rate in little boys than in little girls. On occasion, in the medical field, Autism is common...

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