What is Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome?
Diagnostic Information (American Psychiatric Association)
Individuals with Autism often have many strengths such as having a focus on detail, communicating honestly, enjoying routine and strong and unusual interests. It is these common characteristics that have led individuals with autism to be valued in jobs where systematic thinking, fine detail and focus are required. Recent examples of this in Australia include, Information Technology, engineering, accountancy, medicine and research..
The Diagnosis of Autism is based on a significantly more challenges in the areas of Social Communication and Restricted and Repetitive patterns of Behaviour than the typical population. These challenges must be present in early life and must cause issues with functioning in their social or work life.