Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people.

ASD is characterised by impairments in:

  • Reciprocal Social Interaction
  • Social Communication
  • Social imagination and Social Understanding
                                          and 
  • Stereotyped behaviour, restricted interests or marked resistance to context changes are a common picture.
  • Unusual sensitivity to sensory stimuli is common. 
  • Co-morbidity and dual diagnosis are often seen in people with autism. 

Diagnostic Guidelines

Gold standard diagnostic practice for Autism Spectrum Disorder


Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

http://www.sign.ac.uk/pdf/sign98.pdf


National Institute for Health & Care Excellence

http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/live/13572/56428/56428.pdf

http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/live/13774/59685/59685.pdf


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  • Individuals 
  • NHS & local authorities
  • Criminal Justice Departments
  • Employers 
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