Signs of autism in children

Her Son With Autism's Birthday Party Is a Reminder of This ...

This film shows the behaviour of three autistic children during a birthday party.  Each child behaves in a different way,  however each of them struggles with difficulties in the same area:

S: social interactions

I: imagination

G: gestures

N: non verbal communication

S: sensory responses

These form the signs of autism. These signs have to be taken as a cluster (i.e., a difficulty in only one or two of these areas cannot be taken as a sign of autism).

10 ways to help parents of a child with autism

If you know someone who has a child on the autism spectrum, this article suggests the best ways that you can help:


David Mitchell: learning to live with my son’s autism

Novelist David Mitchell looks back on the heartbreak – and joy – of learning that his son had autism. Plus, below, an extract from the book by a young Japanese boy that helped him.