WONDER #1346: What Is Autism?

Question 1 of 3

How else do people say autism spectrum disorder?

  1. ASD
  2. autism
  3. on the spectrum
  4. All of the above.

Question 2 of 3

People with ASD are neurodivergent. That means . . .

  1. the halves of their brain don’t work together.
  2. their brain works differently.
  3. they can’t recognize emotions.
  4. they are easily overwhelmed.

Question 3 of 3

According to this Wonder, how can you best help an Autistic person that is overwhelmed?

  1. Give them space, ask if they’re okay when they seem calmer, and reduce the noise, lights, or activity.
  2. Take them to the park, go for a hike in the woods, and then take a nap.
  3. Make sure you don’t change their routine.
  4. Listen to them talk about a special interest.

Check your answers online at https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/What-Is-Autism.