Autism is a developmental disorder that affects the ability to communicate and form relationships with others. Every person is different and may have different symptoms.

It is common for people with this disorder to not make eye contact, avoid being touched, repeat movements, or insist on the same routine. Some kids are very active; some are very quiet. They may have trouble learning to dress themselves or use a spoon and fork.

Doctors learn about how a child acts to decide if he/she has autism. There are no medical tests, but doctors may do tests to make sure there are no other health problems.

Since people with autism process information differently, special help in school is needed. But they often stay in regular classrooms, go to college, and have jobs when they get older. Some even write books and articles about their disabilities.

All sites submitted to this category must be designed for use by kids / teens and provide information on or about Autism.

Websites designed for parents or teachers, or to sell products or services, will not be accepted.

English-only sites. Sites in other languages should be submitted to the appropriate category in /International.