Autism and Asperger Syndrome: An introduction
There is a variety of terms that different individuals and groups prefer to use when talking about autism related conditions. These include autistic spectrum disorder, autism spectrum condition, autistic spectrum difference and neuro-diversity.
Autism Hampshire uses the term autism.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people and the world around them.
It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain areas of difficulty, their condition will affect them in different ways. Asperger syndrome is a form of autism.
Below Jamie (Our Community Access Project Coordinator) shares his experience of autism on Voice FM