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Autism - Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder that affects at least 1 in 1000 people. It affects more boys than girls (approximately 4 boys for every 1 girl). People with autism have problems with communication, social interaction, imagination and repetitive activities. Parents do not cause autism. Autism occurs in people from all cultures and countries.

More information

There is a lot of information on the Raising Children Network website including information about autism and how it affects children and about accessing services.

Autism Association of South Australia Inc

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.

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