People with ASDs (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) see the world in a very different way to us the signals in there brain seem to be jumbled and confused. It seems for many there sensory perception is different, things that we take for granted are hard for them to understand. For example a persons face to us is a way of telling allot about someone, understanding the situation your in, reading a person’s emotions anger, happiness and sadness. People with ASDs find it hard to read peoples faces and emotions so dont always understand how someone is feeling which also impacts on there social skills.
Other examples are heightened sound sensitivity, many people with ASDs have a very high sensitivity to sound so something as simple as a sneeze or a cough can almost be intolerable to them.
People with ASDs are very vulnerable people and rely on us as there support to almost be that part of them that cant unravel these mixed messages in there head.
Quite often you will here there disability described as the Triad of Impairments which are the bellow:
Difficulty in communicating
Difficulty in understanding social situations