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Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.

It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways.

Some people with autism are able to live relatively independent lives but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support.

People with autism may also experience over- or under-sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours. 

For further information please contact your local community Learning Disability Team.


Key Information 

Clinical Effectiveness Lead for Learning Disabilities

Kuljit Bhogal

Useful documents and links

Visit the National Autistic Society website

Download the National Autistic Society
(NAS) Hospital Passport

Download the guidance for using the NAS Hospital Passport