Keep in mind that what may seem like Autism could simply be a child developing at a different rate or an adult with different habits to our own.
Those with Autism often have challenges with their communication skills and difficulty understanding others. They may also withdraw from, or avoid, social interaction. Read on to find out more about Autism.
How many people have Autism?
Recent research in Australia tells us that 0.5 percent (115,400 people) in Australia have been diagnosed with Autism. (Source: ABS Autism in Australia 2012). Also, in Australia boys are four times more likely to have Autism than girls, similar to the United States of America where boys are four and a half times more likely.