There are around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK – that's more than 1 in 1001. If you include their families, autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people. Autism doesn't just affect children. It's a topic that is rarely discussed, but most of us have experienced family members or friends who have been diagnosed with autism, especially in their adult life. I have a friend who was diagnosed later in life and she has struggled on a daily basis just to act what is seen as the "norm" how society instructs us to act like. I wasn't sure about what autism was and how it affects people's daily lives who have it. What are your experiences with people with autism, whether it is a friend or loved one. I think It's a topic that is worth discussing and learning about.