Autism can also be known as ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger Syndrome or even other names.
Nobody knows exactly what causes autism and everyone with Autism is different.
People with autism may have difficulties:
Children and Young People (CYP) may have some or similar difficulties but do not have autism, this may be because they have other difficulties which may include problems with learning, speech and language difficulties, mental health or social difficulties.
It is important that other possibilities are considered including autism.