Autism is the brain processing environmental information in another way. It is neurodiversity, the person’s brain has physically developed differently from a neurotypical brain.
There are two primary characteristics that require various levels of support needs:
It is lifelong, neurodevelopmental, and a spectrum. At different times in a person’s life, they may require having low supports needs and/or having higher support needs within their life.
Autism is a diverse way that one develops over one’s lifespan.