People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) typically have difficulty with communication and social interaction. ASD can be detected during infancy, these children usually find it hard to make eye-contact, express themselves and be around other children of the same age; they also struggle to read other people’s emotions. If you are concerned about your child’s development and behaviour always talk to your health visitor.

The symptoms of ASD are the same within adulthood and if un-diagnosed can lead to social isolation, anxiety and depression.

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