“Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects, among other things, the way an individual relates to his or her environment and their interaction with other people.
“The word ‘spectrum’ describes the range of difficulties that people on the autism spectrum may experience and the degree to which they may be affected.
“Some people may be able to live relatively normal lives, while others may have an accompanying learning challenges and require continued specialist support.
“The main areas of difficulty are in social communication, social interaction and restricted or repetitive behaviours and interests.”
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