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What is autism?

Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental spectrum disorder

Everyone with autism has a unique presentation while sharing fundamental areas of difficulty. The estimated number of people with autism is around 700,000 in the United Kingdom.

This section aims to cover the basics of autism and other areas related to autism; some of these sections are links to other websites.

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Case Study

Cheryl

What autism is to me - ASD Diagnoisis

Cheryl provides a lived experience perspective, describing what Autism is to her.

What is autism to me, took me a while to write this because autism can be described as many different things, but in reality, it is hard to truly define autism perfectly for everyone or even for myself at times, I might describe it differently on different days. Autism will probably never mean the same thing to me because it depends on what perspective I’m coming from, mother, professional, friend or me!

Further Information

Language and Terminology

Pathological Demand Avoidance

Autism and BAME People

Autism and Gender Identity

Note: En-Fold is aware of the outdated use of the word 'BAME' in this section we have used the title of the webpage from the original source website.

Local Autism Charities

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Action for Aspergers

Team Work

Autism East Midlands

NAS East Midlands

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