Autism as a neural development diversity is characterized by impaired social interaction and verbal and non-verbal communication symptoms of which become apparent before a child reaches the age of three. Such children do repetitive movement with a deficit in motor coordination, such as hand flapping, head rolling, or body rocking and exhibit extremely limited focus, interest, or activity. Supportive family care and the educational system are the main resources for proper learning and development with psychosocial interventions of autistic children.
It has been found that intensive, sensitive special education programmes and behavior therapy early in life can help children acquire self-care, social, and job skills. The research has shown that intervention by around age three years and proper pre-schooling with speech and language therapy, social skills therapy and behaviour shaping. Later on, one can think of inclusive education and mainstreaming of such children.
Some pedagogues have also found that the Internet has helped autistic individuals bypass nonverbal cues and emotional sharing that they find so hard to deal with in mainstream social setting.