Do you know what is autism? Autism is a lifelong condition. There is no cure but early diagnosis and the right support can ensure that people can live fulfilling lives. More than 99% of the public said they have heard of autism. But only 16% of autistic people and their families think the public have a good understanding of the condition. Autism is not a mental health problem. It’s a difference in how youw brain works. Autism is a spectrum condition, so everyone’s autism is different.