The behaviour of some children and adults can be challenging and may seem outside the norm for their age. The cause may be temporary stress or may involve ongoing autistic or disruptive behavioural disorders.
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Topic: Autism spectrum disorders
Autism is a complex disorder which affects an individual's ability to interact with the world around them.
Asperger syndrome usually becomes obvious during childhood and remains throughout life, with varying degrees of disability.
A person with Asperger syndrome often has trouble understanding the emotions of other people.
‘Autistic savant’ means a person with autism who has an unusual gift or an outstanding skill or knowledge, clearly above their general level of ability and above the population norm.