Autism, a neurological disorder, affects the development of the brain and causes impairments in social interaction, communication, and normal brain functioning. While a cure for autism is yet to be found, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of autism cases in the world in the last decade. Parents with autistic children face many difficulties, and one of them is the very lack of information about autism. While early intervention can lessen the severity of the characteristics autism can cause, many parents are reluctant to have their children diagnosed as "autistic." They may feel ashamed that their child is "different", or they may blame themselves, thinking that it is their parenting skills that cause autism. In the same manner, other people often regard autistic children as simply "misbehaving," not recognizing the early symptoms of the disorder.
Since finding a cure for autism will need more time, we need to raise autism awareness should so that there will be no more misunderstandings about autism, which could potentially lead to harmful consequences for autistic children. Knowledge about autism can also help parents and guardians cope better with their children's disorder.
Our web site is built to serve that purpose. Here, you can find all kinds of useful information about autism, from the characteristics and the diagnosis process, to various treatment methods and a lot of useful advice about what families can do. Although the creators of this website are not health professionals, we have tried to provide you with the most updated and most accurate information about autism. The information on this website is mainly dedicated to parents and guardians with autistic children, but anyone with an interest in autism can always find useful information here.
You will have various ways to learn about autism from our site, from reading information accompanied by clear and easy to understand illustrations, watching the interviews that we have conducted with teachers and experts, to learning about real-life stories of people with autism.
Feel free to browse around and explore this infinite world of autism! We hope you can gain much from this site as we did when we created it for you.
Characteristics: Learn all about the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder here - the triad of impairments, repetitive activities, and more..
Causes: What causes Autism? There have long been debates between scientists and experts about this issue. Know about some most common thesis here.
Diagnosis: Early diagnosis can lessen the deficit of Autism, thus requires parents and carers to pay attention to many early signs that can be easily taken for granted. Here you can find useful information about the early signs of autism,diagnostic tools, difficulties in diagnosing, and more..
Treatment: There is no known cure for autism, yet there are many kinds of intervention that can be taken towards the person with autism. Learn about some possible intervention in both educational and medical aspects here..
Resources: Having a child with autism is not the end of the world, and it shoud not be. This section is dedicated to parents and carers of children with autism, to provide them with useful information and tips to live with the disorder of their child, and to enjoy "the rewards that go with the struggles".
Interactions: play games, watch the interviews, listen to real life stories about Autism...find your own way of learning through watching and playing here. Be sure to check our Media centre which features movies and a gallery as well!
About: Learn more about the people behind this project: who we are, what has led our way to this topic, the time and experience that we have been through..