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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is thought to be a neurological disorder but is diagnosed through behaviour. ASD can be diagnosed when a person has disordered social communication and interaction, and restricted and repetitive behaviours. ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, cognitive impairment, abnormal sensitivity, hyperactivity and anxiety. Symptoms of ASD appear in early childhood and vary across a wide spectrum. ASD is often severe and lifelong.

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Organisations that can offer more information:

Aspergers Victoria Inc logo

Aspergers Victoria Inc

Aspergers Victoria is a peer-led organisation. Aspergers Victoria provide peer support, and peer programs and services for the Aspergers community.  Their vision is to create a more inclusive world for Aspergers people, and believe that greater understanding and acceptance of Aspergers is critical for Aspergers people to discover meaningful and connected futures.
Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4) logo

Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4)

A4 is the national grassroots organisation delivering systemic advocacy for autistic people and their close associates who live in close proximity to ASD. A4 advocates for policy, programs and anything else that improves the lives of autistic people. A4’s management always includes strong autistic representatives.

Learn more by visiting the A4 website.

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