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Autism is a developmental disability that can affect social interaction, communication and language and social imagination. It describes a condition with a wide ranging degree of severity. Some people with autism are able to live relatively independent lives but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support.

People with autism may also be over or under-sensitive to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours. There are more than 700,000 people with autism in the UK - approximately 1 in 100.

Everyone with the condition shares a difficulty in making sense of the world.

Asperger Syndrome

Asperger Syndrome is part of Autism. People with Asperger Syndrome often have average or above-average intelligence. They have fewer problems with speech but may still have difficulties with understanding and processing language.

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Specialist Teaching Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 555143