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What is ASD?

ASD is an acronym for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Some people prefer to call it ASC or Autism Spectrum Condition.

According to the National Autistic Society (NAS):

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.

Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways.

Other Names for ASD

Different labels have historically been used to diagnose ASD:

– autism
– autism spectrum condition (ASC)
– classic autism
– Kanner autism
– pervasive developmental disorder (PDD)
– high-functioning autism (HFA)
– Asperger syndrome
– Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

This reflects the different diagnostic manuals and tools used, and the different autism profiles presented by individuals.

Read more at the NAS website.

Below are some of our articles related to ASD:

Educational Psychology Helpline for Parents/Carers of Children with an Autism Diagnosis from North, Central or South Manchester CAMHS

Please see below the message from One Education regarding their offer to provide telephone support to parents of young people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder): During this period of school closure, Educational Psychologists are available to provide advice to parents/carers of children and young people

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A Fun-Filled Inclusive Manchester Half-Term

A Fun-Filled Inclusive Manchester Half-Term - February 2020 As the school half-term approaches, it can become overwhelming trying to plan a truly inclusive, fun-filled week of activities to keep the whole family entertained - so we hope this list of events and sessions will help

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