In the past, autism was viewed as a widely misunderstood and inadequately treated condition. With advances in medical research, technology and educational systems, society has adjusted and learned far more about the disorder in recent years, allowing us to accept, better treat, and live with the condition.
It is important to remember that it is a common condition and if diagnosed early, it can be treated to help improve the symptoms and help a child adjust and learn according to their abilities. As a parent, the best thing to do is be understanding, patient and supportive when it comes to special care and treatment. As previously discussed, a child may be different to others in common areas such as communication and social interaction, but they may, in some cases, also display extraordinary capabilities in the areas of the arts and mathematics.