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What is Autism

What is Autism

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Author: National Autistic Society

Video Summary

  • Autism is a lifelong disability affecting communication and interaction.
  • Approximately 700,000 adults and children in the UK are on the autism spectrum.
  • Autistic individuals have unique strengths and challenges but commonly struggle with communication, understanding facial expressions, and engage in repetitive behaviors.
  • They may also experience sensory overload from noise, smells, touch, and bright lights, leading to meltdowns or shutdowns.
  • Early support is crucial, as without it, autistic individuals may face exclusion from school, unemployment, and mental health issues; the National Autistic Society works towards creating a more inclusive society.

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