- how you can get your child assessed for autism
- the support they'll get at nursery or school
- how to get in touch with professionals for advice and support
- what charities and organisations can help to prepare children and young people with autism for adulthood.
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What is autism?
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability. This is a spectrum of disorders which presents differently in each person and can be diagnosed in child or adulthood.
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a group of related brain-based (neurodevelopmental) disorders that affect a child's behaviour, social and communication skills.
The three main areas of concern are difficulty with:
- social communication (language skills)
- social interaction (eye contact, friendships)
social imagination (play and behaviour).