Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are diagnosed when a child or adult has difficulty with social interaction and communication. Often there is impaired social imagination and a narrow repetitive pattern of activities and interests. The term 'autism spectrum disorder' is a broad term that refers to the subgroups known as Pervasive Developmental Disorders, including Aspergers.
Useful website and helpline giving confidential, impartial information and support.
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This organisation provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children.
0808 808 3555