Here at CAN-Abilities Foundation we live and breathe autism. Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects a person in a variety of ways. It can affect the way they process information, react to or relate to others, communicate and how they experience the world around them. Autism is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms which people experience. This explains why at CAN-Abilities, we approach everyone as individuals, recognising that their reality is different from that of everyone else. Autism spectrum disorders or ASDs can affect anyone, irrespective of age gender, ethnicity, colour, social or political status.