Autisim Awareness RibbonWhat is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder that impacts on how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people.

About 1 in every 100 people in the UK has ASD. More boys are diagnosed with the condition than girls.

Autism effects people differently. Some people require a high level of specialist support, others are more able to function independently.

What support is available?

Many children will be supported by their class teacher and support staff.

There will be meetings in school or nursery to agree the best supports for each child.

There may also be support from others including educational psychologist, support for learning teacher, speech and language therapist or staff from the ASD Outreach team.

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