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Adult Autism & Asperger's | UK Support & Help
Share this page. A diagnosis of Autism makes a huge difference to someone, suddenly they have a way of defining the difficulties they have experienced throughout their life. The diagnosis of Autism can help to explain to others the need for support and the form it should take. Page Content What is Autism? The benefits of an Autism diagnosis Who does Autism affect? Autism is a spectrum disorder and, as the name suggests, the symptoms and severity of symptoms can vary hugely between those diagnosed with Autism. Like many other developmental disorders, Autism symptoms can lessen with age as the person matures, learns compensatory techniques or adopts lifestyle choices that make it easier to manage the impairments that ASD can cause.
Where to get support
Back to Autism. Telling people close to you about your or your child's autism diagnosis can help them understand what this means. It may also help to listen to other people's experiences of autism on healthtalk. The assessment team that diagnosed you or your child should give you information on local support groups.
Adult support groups are facilitated peer support, not intended to be therapy. Groups are limited in size, are facilitated by an AANE staff member, and require pre-registration. Support Groups are 90 minutes.