About AutismAutism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects 1 in 100 people in the UK. It affects the way a person communicates and how they experience the world around them.
Autism is described as a spectrum condition. This means that while people with autism – including Asperger’s Syndrome – share certain characteristics, they will be highly individual in their needs and preferences. Some people with autism are able to live relatively independent lives but others may face additional challenges – including learning disabilities – which affect them so profoundly that they need support in many areas.