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autism spectrum

n.
The range of conditions that fall within the diagnostic category of autism spectrum disorder.
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Provision of overnight and related short breaks for children and young people with autistic spectrum disorder (asd) accompanied by severe learning disabilities and/or behaviour which is challenging.
It is essential for us that we work with both participants and workplaces to create a safe and suitable environment for people on the autistic spectrum, people with lifelong learning disabilities, and people with physical disabilities to be accommodated.
The term autistic spectrum disorder (often abbreviated to ASD) is now widely used as an umbrella term to cover the specific developmental problems with social communication and interaction that are typical of both autism and Asperger's, whilst allowing for a range of individual differences.
Ryan said: "I'm part of the new National Autistic Society Campaign to help close the employment gap for people on the autistic spectrum.
However, these children are among many who suffer from one of the many pervasive development disorders - or autistic spectrum disorders - that affect more than one in every 100 people in the UK, according to the National Autistic Society.
Readers of 10+ will find this a heart-warming story which will also raise a sympathetic awareness of the challenges many children on the autistic spectrum face in their everyday lives.
GP Dr Carole Buckley said part of the problem was that people on the autistic spectrum are statistically invisible in the healthcare system.
In this new series, he'll be putting together a team of trainees, who are all on the autistic spectrum, and teaching them gardening skills.
He's training a team of five on the autistic spectrum - and it's not just the open spaces that blossom under his care.
It was found that even in children with a higher risk of developing the disorder, receiving the MMR vaccination did not affect how likely they were to receive a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder later on.
The news comes as ministers announce a one-year plan to address priorities for action for children, young people and adults with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), aiming to address delays in diagnosis and address gaps in support.
scores of students on the autistic spectrum may not be accurate reflections of their innate intellectual potential.