What is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. People with autism see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you have autism, you have autism for life; autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be ‘cured’. Often people feel that having autism is a fundamental aspect of their identity.

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Information for individuals

Are you somebody with autism or are you seeking a diagnosis? Find out more about how you can seek a diagnosis, what benefits you may be eligible for, who can help or support you in different ways and how you can seek funding for support.

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Information for Carers

Are you a parent/carer of or do you support somebody with autism? Find out more about the support available to you, what benefits you may be eligible for and who you can contact for further information.

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Useful Websites

A list of websites that we think you might find useful.

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