The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) classifies Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a disability and protects people with ASD from employment discrimination. In contrast, some people don’t consider ASD to be a disability, but rather a difference, or even an advantage.
Understand why it’s overly personal and inappropriate to ask someone about their medical conditions, including whether they have Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD. Medical and psychological conditions are deeply personal topics that many people don’t feel comfortable discussing.
Gain a better understanding of the conditions known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Asperger’s syndrome. Explore how these conditions affect the way some people think, communicate, and behave. Learn about the three levels of ASD, ranging from nonverbal to high functioning.