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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition which affects individuals in two main areas:

  • Individuals have impaired communication and social interaction
  • Individuals have restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests or activitie

ASD affects the way that individuals are able to interact with others and they often find the world to be a confusing place. Difficulty communicating can result in 'melt downs' ‐ this differs from a tantrum as the individual does not choose to have a meltdown.

Individuals with ASD often have sensory sensitivities ‐ they may be under ‐ or over‐sensitive to any of the five senses. For more information, click below.

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