I have a question over Autism. I don't know what autism is. Can someone explain to me what it is and the symptoms. I think one of my friends has austism because she has a diffcult time trying to express her self. She also has a hard time to pernouce word, and she rarely joins a conversation. Right now shes in college and she has a hard time understanding the readings and she does not understand the explanations professors give. The explanations have to be repeated and she still seems not to understand. Can these be signs of Autism? Can someone please tell me how I can help my friend overcome this obstackle so she can do good in school? I think she really needs the help. I hope someone can tell me how I can help my friend.
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We have several experts on our sites that answer basic questions about autism. For example, Dr. Michael Alessandri answers "What is an Autism Spectrum Disorder? (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/AutismOverview/story?id=5386747) , What is Classic Autism? (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/AutismOverview/story?id=5388172) and others on our OnCall+ Autism site. In addition, you can review the symptoms in our diagnosis links: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/AutismSymptomsDiagnosis/.