Autism spectrum disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is an umbrella term that refers to a range of conditions that share some common characteristics, including autistic disorder and Asperger’s disorder. The causes of ASD are unclear, but its characteristics include difficulties with communicating, problem-solving and social skills.

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If you’re worried your child might have ASD, it’s important to get help early. Use the Autism Services Pathfinder to find out how to get a diagnosis.


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Later diagnosis
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My child and early signs of ASD
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Getting the diagnosis – what and how
4:35 min
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Reaction to the diagnosis
3:11 min
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Telling others about the diagnosis
3:46 min
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Looking into the future
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Challenges of raising a child with ASD
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Coping with emotions
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