Findings In Autism
Autism is defined as a neurological disorder characterized by an impaired ability for social interaction and communication. Until recently, autism was publicly classified between low and high functioning. Low functioning autism was categorized as individuals having severe impairments in speech, academic performance, and social behavior, while high functioning autism meant that a person is nearer to the norms of public expectations, but not entirely.
…to others, including many autistic individuals, autism isn’t a disorder, but rather a different way of being in the world—a natural human variation. — Mona Delahooke, Ph.D.