Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
People affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are affected in different degrees:
l Kanner or classic autism sufferers neither speak nor understand verbal communication. Even those who do have speech often have severe problems understanding the normal process of reciprocal communication;
l Social interaction. People with autism, because of the altered chemistry and functioning within the brain, cannot fully understand people's emotions and reactions. They may react inappropriately by so-called normal standards, and be shunned by society, which sadly results in them becoming confused and isolated;
l Imagination. A person with autism can be trapped by rigid thought patterns and behaviours, and a poor understanding of day-to-day concepts, jargon and the abstract.
As yet, autism is not curable, but with appropriate intervention it is possible to guide some individuals to their full potential in life.