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ASGMA

We provide support for parents and carers through our Autism Information and Family Support Project and direct support for people with autistic spectrum conditions including Aspherger Syndrome / Higher Functioning Autism through our Aspirations Project and Autism Lifeskills Project.

Address:
1114 Chester Rd, , Stretford,, Manchester, M32 0HL
Telephone:
0161 866 8483
Sector:
Voluntary

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Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. In the great majority of cases, autistic disorders are present from birth or become apparent within the first three years of life. Pe
The various forms of autism are thought to overlap considerably, but the fact that there is wide variation in symptoms among children with autism led to the concept of autism (or autistic) spectrum disorder. Autism seems to be on the rise, and, according to the National Autistic Society, there are over half a million people in the UK with an autism spectrum disorder. It’s unclear, though, whether the growing incidence of autism represents a real increase or just improved detection. Early diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder is important. That’s because detection leads to treatment, and with early treatment, a child with autism can gain improved language and social skills.