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ASD in Education is a website for teams who support children with autism spectrum disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

What is autism?

As a child grows from birth to early adulthood there are a number of milestones (skills or age-specific tasks) that he or she will usually reach.

These are in areas such as thinking (or cognition), social interaction, communication, gross motor and fine motor skills.

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While many people have some delay in development of one or other of these areas, ASD is the name for a group of conditions where a student has a noticeable delay or difficulty in three important areas of development:

  1. communication
  2. social interaction
  3. cognition (thinking).

These are called the core ‘characteristics’ of ASD.

In addition, many students (particularly younger children) with ASD either under-react or over-react to sensory information.

ASD in Education – Internal link for those who support children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This section provides resources, tips and tools for teams working with children and young people.   

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