Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways.
These differences, along with differences in diagnostic approach, have resulted in a variety of terms being used to diagnose autistic people. Terms that have been used include autism, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), autism spectrum condition (ASC), atypical autism, classic autism, Kanner autism, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), high-functioning autism (HFA), Asperger syndrome and pathological demand avoidance (PDA).
Because of recent and upcoming changes to the main diagnostic manuals, ‘autism spectrum disorder’ (ASD) is now likely to become the most commonly given diagnostic term. However, clinicians will still often use additional terms to help to describe the particular autism profile presented by an individual.
Asperger syndrome profile
A clinician might describe a person as having an Asperger syndrome profile if they do not have learning disabilities and have good language skills (but still have social communication difficulties).
After investigating into background information on Autism on NAS, as demonstrated above, I took to the Internet to find out more about Autism and the sensory issues that many autistic people face. This is where I found two PDF files that were extremely resourceful and beneficial, aiding my knowledge of how sensory, perception, visual etc is all affected by autism and to what extent or why someone with autism could be acting in one way or another. I have linked these below.
As my project continues in Field, I will be investigating further autism and its affect on autistic people, their senses and much more.