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What is Autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability that causes differences in the way people behave, communicate, learn, and experience the world. Autism is caused by differences in the brain. Autism occurs in people all over the world. Autism is not caused by witchcraft or anything of the sort, and autism is not something that can be cured. Autistic individuals do not need a cure, as autism is not a bad thing. Autism is a spectrum, and some people need more support to live independently than others. Some individuals with autism need help with all daily living tasks such as toileting and eating, while other individuals may only have slight communication differences. People with autism can live very fulfilling lives, they just may need some accommodations to help them reach their potential.