Autistic Spectrum Disorder is the name of a group of lifelong developmental disorders and affect social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. Autistic people see, hear and view the world very differently to other people.
Many people are diagnosed with ASD as children and symptoms often appear before they reach three. It’s often undiagnosed or diagnosed very late in life and people can go through life feeling as if they don’t quite fit in.
Some people cope, have families and successful careers, others struggle more and often become isolated. For many, ASD becomes their identity. It’s not a disability and shouldn’t be viewed negatively. Some of the most successful people in the country have a diagnosis of ASD.
It is never too late to be diagnosed with ASD and could make it easier to access a range of support services that may be available locally. You can search for local autism support services using the Autism Service Directory. These may include social learning programmes, leisure activity programmes or skills for daily living programmes.
With a range of highly skilled clinicians, we are able to provide a quick and effective autism diagnosis for children, adolescents and adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Contact us for an Autism Spectrum Disorder assessment.