“I am not 'autistic'. I am first, foremost and always a person, a child; and then an adult, and I have autism. Do not confuse me with my condition. And please do not use the term in a negative or inconsiderate way. I deserve to be respected.”

(Autism Spectrum Disorders: Ten tips to support me. Joaquin Fuentes, MD)

What is autism?

A developmental disorder encompassing a range of symptoms, particularly difficulties with communicating, socialising, and understanding emotions.

Diagnosis

Learn more about the diagnosis process for autism spectrum condition (ASC).

Employment

Learn more information about employment for people with autism.

Education

Learn more about your child’s education options.

Benefits and Finance

Learn more about understanding the benefits system.

Support

Learn more about understanding your entitlement to Statutory services.

Behaviour

Learn more about understanding behaviours associated with autism.

Leisure

Learn more about finding suitable leisure activities.

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