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ASD - Asperger's Syndrome And Autism

Autism - a lifelong condition


With grateful thanks to the National Autistic Society for their help in compiling this article.

Autistic spectrum disorders

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability affecting the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. Some people have accompanying learning disabilities, others have average or above-average intelligence.

All have some degree of social and communication difficulties.

Those most severely affected will benefit from the use of a specialised programme such as those offered by TEACCH or ABA/VB a few at the extremes of the spectrum, may cope well with the demands of academic study, some at the very highest levels.  

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