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Autism and Asperger’s

People with Autism look at the world differently and interact and communicate with people differently too.

People with autism may:

  • find it hard to communicate and interact with other people
  • find it hard to understand how other people think or feel
  • find things like bright lights or loud noises overwhelming, stressful or uncomfortable
  • get anxious or upset about unfamiliar situations and social events
  • take longer to understand information
  • do or think the same things over and over

Being autistic does not mean you have an illness. It means your brain works in a different way from other people.

If you are autistic, you are autistic your whole life.

Autism is not a medical condition with treatments or a "cure". But some people need support to help them with certain things.

Asperger’s is a term used to describe people with Autism that may be highly intelligent.

Here is a video about Autism.

Amazing Things Happen by Alexander Amelines

You can find more information and support from:

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The National Autistic Society

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Kent Autistic Trust

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