Social communication, restricted interests and behaviours and sensory processing differences are the main areas of development affected.
The term ‘spectrum’ is used to indicate that no two people with autism are the same. The differences depend on the combinations of social ability, communication level, cognitive ability (IQ), age, personality and many other factors.
This is why it is important to ensure that support and intervention is individualised to get the best possible outcomes and get the most out of life.
Tony Loughhead of Instinctive Driving approached Autism SA in order to discuss and offer his organisation’s services. Tony reported that he offers driver training that is tailored to meet the needs of a range of community members, including people on the autism spectrum.