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What is Autism

Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a neurodevelopmental condition that influences the way individuals interact with others, communicate, and navigate the world around them. Autistic people may experience challenges in understanding social cues, expressing themselves verbally or nonverbally, and often engage in repetitive behaviours or have intense interests. It's important to recognise that autism is a spectrum, meaning it manifests differently in each individual. Some may excel in specific areas while facing difficulties in others. While autism presents certain challenges, it is essential to recognise and appreciate the strengths and diverse capabilities that individuals with ASD bring to the world.


A Practical Approach at Home for Parents and Carers - Falkirk Council

ASD in Young People - NCMH


Scottish Autism

What is autism? (NAS) - YouTube

My Story / Rosalind (NHS) - YouTube

My Story / Amy (NHS) - YouTube

My Story / Joe (NHS) - YouTube

My Story / Adrian (NHS) - YouTube

We Are Autistic (NHS) - YouTube

Autistica (What is Autism)

National Autistic Society (What is Autism)

Scottish Autism (What is Autism)

NHS Inform ASD

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