Autism is a brain condition that can really affect anyone, although more boys than girls seem to get it. It develops in the early years, before the age of 3 and later on it shows up as difficulties in talking with others. There is nothing you can do to make it happen or stop it from happening. I like looking at the strengths of everyone, and people with autism are no exception. Did you know Bill Gates has a type of autism. Some of the most clever people have autism. Some need more support than others.