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Resources for understanding and supporting Children and Young People with Autism

Autism is a lifelong condition that affects how people communicate and interact with others.

Autism affects people in different ways. But most autistic people see, hear and experience the world differently from people without autism.

Autistic people may be given a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or Asperger syndrome.

It’s estimated about 1 in every 100 people in the UK is autistic. More boys and men are diagnosed with autism than girls and women.

Ambitious about Autism produce guide to autism in the early years

They also provide the following range of useful downloads:

Templates and checklists


More information and support about autism is available on the NHS website.

Children and Family Health Devon have developed a range of Bitesize videos and One Minute Guides on specific topics to help understand and support children with Autism.