What Autism Feels Like

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If you’ve never experienced it firsthand, you may not know what autism feels like, but it can feel a bit like you’re out of sync with the world.  Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder that is described as someone having fluctuating degrees of problems with social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and sensory processing.

Did you know that a person on the autism spectrum can also suffer from extreme sensitivity?

Most people understand autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a condition affecting communication and social interaction, but many people with this condition can have sensory sensitivity, or sensory integration problems as well.  Autism is classed as a spectrum disorder, which means that symptoms can fluctuate a lot from person to person.  However, it is a lifelong condition for anyone who is diagnosed, which can make it easier for those struggling with it to see autism as a part of their identity.

People living with autism are frequently struggling with social skills because some just see the world in a different way than the rest.  For example, autistic people usually look at language for its precise and literal meaning, and they have a hard time understanding the flow and significance of conversation.  Sarcasm, commonly used phrases, and suggested meaning are typical problems for people living with autism.

For more about trying to understand what autism feels like, read the original article here:

What does Living with Autism Feel like?