Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
ASD stands for Austism Spectrum Disorder.
Autism is a lifelong condition that affects how a person perceives and relates to the world around them. The term ‘spectrum’ is used as no two people are the same. All people with Autism share certain strengths and difficulties, but these will affect each individual in different ways.
People with Autism experience difficulties in:
If you have autism you may learn to cope by developing routines and if these are interrupted, you’ll find it very stressful making unexpected changes in life sometimes quite a struggle.
You may also find challenging how you experience sights, sounds or touch.
School can be a tough place when you have autism. You really need support from your family, friends and your school who will know a lot about how to help you when you’re not finding things easy.
They will be able to support with putting different plans in place to make things easier for you.
If you have ASD or autism you may sometimes:
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