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autistic spectrum conditions

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Autism jargon buster

ASC: Autism Spectrum Conditions ASD: Autistic Spectrum Disorders Accredited NAS Service: Service that has been accredited by NAS as meeting the appropriate NAS standards i.e. residential or community standards and is part of ongoing review by NAS ADHD: Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder...  More >

Talking about autism

The language we use to talk about autistic people is important because it shapes and changes attitudes. What words do people prefer to use to describe people with autistic spectrum conditions? ‘Autistic’, ‘with autism’, ‘has autism’? The National Autistic Society (NAS) recently published some research... More >