Autism is a developmental disability, that affects how a person experiences the world and relates to the people around them. This means that participating in daily family, work or social life can be harder for those with Autism. Autism is usually diagnosed by a multi-disciplinary diagnostic team, including speech and language therapists.
The exact cause of Autism is still being investigated. There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings about Autism, partly due to the fact that it is an invisible disability. There are about 700,000 people in the UK who live with the condition. It also affects more men than women. Over the years, many different diagnostic labels have been used for the condition. However, due to the recent changes that have been made to diagnostic manuals, ‘Autism Spectrum Disorder’ is now likely to become the most commonly given diagnostic term.
We currently have 3 trainers, who each give an individual account of their personal experiences of the condition. In the training, our trainers will give tips on the various coping strategies that have helped them.