This website has been created with Autistic customers in mind, clean simple with soft basic text and uncluttered layout. Simple navigation. The reducing of the amount of information and visual input helps Autistic people greatly in being able to happily use this website.
Autistic people see, hear and feel the world in a different way from other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life – autism is not an 'illness' and cannot be 'cured'. Often people feel being autistic as a fundamental aspect of their identity.
You might hear people say that autism is a spectrum condition. This means that, while all autistic people share certain difficulties, being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilities and other conditions. As a result, people need different levels of support. Autistic people may also experience over- or under-sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours.
Asperger syndrome is a form of autism. People with Asperger syndrome are of average or above average intelligence. They have fewer problems with speech but may still have difficulties with understanding and processing language.
Autism friendly means being aware of social engagement and environmental factors affecting people on the autism spectrum,
with modifications to better suit individual's unique and special needs.
Individuals on the autism spectrum take in information from their five senses as do neurotypical people. The difference is they are not able to process it in the same manner as their neurotypical peers and can become overwhelmed by the amount of information that they are receiving and withdraw as a coping mechanism. Knowing about these differences and how to react effectively helps to create a more inclusive society. It also better suits the needs of the growing number of individuals with autism, Asperger syndrome, or other disorders on the autism spectrum.
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