Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person is able to communicate and relate to the world around them. Autistic people can be overly sensitive to sensory input (light, sound, smell) and can have persistent difficulties with social communication and social interaction. This can often lead to autistic people being prone to anxiety and depression.
Also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) is not an illness or disease and cannot be 'cured'. Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity.
Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop.
We do not currently offer Autism services in Norfolk.