Autism is not a mental health condition or a learning disability, (Leo Kanner 1943, Hans Asperger, 1944). According to Leo Kanner, (1943) and Hans Asperger, (1944), autism is a “Neuro-Genetic Pervasive Developmental Disorder Interacting with external environmental conditions”.

What this means is that people who have autism or have traits of similar difficulties or problems associated with autism spectrum condition, (Asperger Syndrome), would find it difficult to:
Communicate,(would   not   be able to understand basic verbal language, tone of voice ,   body language,   or   everyday facial expressions used   during conversations)
Interact,(they would not be able to understand why you were behaving in a certain way or why you were upset over something, especially if all their daily routines were not in place), and have:
Restricted imagination, (where they cannot imagine events outside of their own routines, especially when this involves changes to their everyday lives), within everyday social settings.
These three areas of social impairments are known as the, `Triad of Impairments’, (Wing and Gould).
When a child or adult is assessed they would have to show significant difficulties within all three areas of the triad. They would then be diagnosed with ASC and depending on their individual needs; support would then be put into place.
Language in its many forms, verbal and non-verbal, varies depending on the individuals intellectual abilities and how severe the impairments are that they have .The processing of information to the brain can take longer for an individual with an ASC than it would for someone who has a neurotypical brain causing delayed reactions to most of their everyday social experiences.
Theories about the frontal lobe and the cerebellum having physical differences, some suggest they are larger than neurotypical brains,   implies that some of the causes of autism lie within the individuals genetic and hereditary   back ground,...