- What is Autism?
- a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.
- How many people does autism affect?
- There are 200,000 cases of autism each year.
This is a photo of Karen. She is married and she has five children. When Karen was younger, kids would tease her because she was different. She did not know that it was because she had autism, but she thought it was because she didn't live with her father. After it was not that, she ran away. When she was 14 she was put into a home for children who need extra help. There she tried to commit suicide because she didn't lie how she was. Then she told somebody because she was scared. Karen was not treated as an average kid, since she was young, she was bullied because of her condition. It is wrong to bully, it is even worse if it is on someone who has a mental illness. If people stepped into her shoes and see how she was living and thinking, they would see that it is not easy and they should treat her extra nice.