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What is Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)?

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 Autism

Different labels have historically been used to diagnose autism:

– autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
– 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.

If you want to know more about the autism diagnostic pathway – called the Social Communication Pathway (SCP) – in Manchester, please visit http://manchesterparentcarerforum.org.uk/social-communication-pathway-faqs/.

Below are some of our articles relating to Autism Spectrum Condition:

GM Autism Hub – Consultation with Manchester Parents/Carers

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) have been awarded the role of lead provider around Autism for Greater Manchester (GM). As part of this development, the four diagnostic teams, community learning disability team in CAMHS and the new Intensive Support Team are to be

GMAC Sensory Needs Parent Seminar

This Understanding Sensory Needs parent seminar will be delivered by facilitators from Greater Manchester Autism Consortium. The workshop will cover: sensory processing sensory processing differences in children with autism the senses in detail helping your child with their sensory needs This is a free seminar

Autism and Education – Online Post-Diagnostic Groups for Parents/Carers

Educational Psychologists from One Education in Manchester are running free live online half-day training sessions for parents/carers whose children have received an autism diagnosis from one of the following centres over the last two years. The Powerhouse - North and Central Manchester Social Communication Pathway

Autism and Education – Post-Diagnostic Groups for Parents/Carers

Educational Psychologists from One Education in Manchester are running free half-day training sessions for parents/carers whose children have received an autism diagnosis from one of the following centres over the last two years. The Powerhouse - North and Central Manchester Social Communication Pathway (SCP) The

Autism and Education – Online Post-Diagnostic Groups for Parents/Carers (Secondary)

Educational Psychologists from One Education in Manchester are running free live online half-day training sessions for parents/carers whose children have received an autism diagnosis from one of the following centres over the last two years. The centres are known by the initials SCP. They

Autism and Education – Online Post-Diagnostic Groups for Parents/Carers (Early Years and Primary)

Educational Psychologists from One Education in Manchester are running free live online half-day training sessions for parents/carers whose children have received an autism diagnosis from one of the following centres over the last two years. The centres are known by the initials SCP. They

Autism and Education – Online Post-Diagnostic Groups for Parents/Carers (Secondary)

Educational Psychologists from One Education in Manchester are running free live online half-day training sessions for parents/carers whose children have received an autism diagnosis from one of the following centres over the last two years. The centres are known by the initials SCP. They

Autism and Education – Online Post-Diagnostic Groups for Parents/Carers (Early Years and Primary)

Educational Psychologists from One Education in Manchester are running free live online half-day training sessions for parents/carers whose children have received an autism diagnosis from one of the following centres over the last two years. The centres are known by the initials SCP. They

Salford Autism Exercise Project

This was recently shared to us by a fellow Manchester parent-carer who works with the Salford Autism Exercise Project: We have our last set of swimming sessions starting in January and are currently looking for participants. Your child should be between 7-11 years with a

Under-5 Autism Assessment Pathway Discussion

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is currently looking to develop a specialist autism team for Early Years (i.e., under-5s). As with the Social Communication Pathway, they are looking to run a pilot, testing out some new ways of working in one area of the