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WHAT IS AUTISM?

 


There could be 30 children in a room together all diagnosed with autism,
yet they may seem very different from each other.

This is why autism is called ‘the autistic spectrum’. It affects people in many
different ways and to very different degrees.

Autism also affects children of any level of intelligence. Some may have
profound learning disabilities; some may be of average ability; some may be
of high academic intelligence. However, what these children have in common
are differences in the way they communicate socially and relate to other
people and also the world around them.

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