Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted/repetitive behaviors. The effects of ASD and the severity of symptoms are different in each person.
Some will experience issues with social interaction and have communication problems, including conversational problems, challenges in understanding and responding to social cues such as eye contact and facial expressions, and deficits in understanding and maintaining relationships.
Others on the autism spectrum may have restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviour, speak in unique ways, require structure and routine to function effectively, exhibit intense interests in particular activities or experience the sensory aspects of the world in an extreme or unusual way (such as indifference to pain or temperature, excessive smelling/touching of objects, fascination with lights and movement, being overwhelmed with loud sounds, a sensory need to chew etc).
Here at Special Needs Resources we are constantly expanding our range of products to assist those with autism in meeting their sensory needs or addressing social deficits and understanding.