Autism Spectrum Condition in Children

Autism spectrum condition (ASC), is the preferred name for what is formally known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASC is not technically a mental health disorder; it is a neurodevelopmental condition. However, as 70% of people with ASC develop at least one co-occurring mental health issue, and 40% of these will develop more than one, early recognition is key.

ASC in children varies widely, but typically affects three main areas of functioning: communication, social interaction and behaviour.

Autism is not an illness; it is a spectrum condition that will vary across each area and therefore affect each person differently.

Watch our information and real life experience films below or view and download our fact sheet and supporting presentation.

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Autism Spectrum Condition in Children Information Film

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Living With Autism : Dan and Charlie

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Raising a child with autism : Carrie and David

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Growing up with Autism : Talia

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