The UK NSC recommendation on Autism screening in children
Find general information about population health screening.
More about Autism
Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong condition that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. Autistic spectrum disorder is the term that is used to describe a group of disorders, including autism and Asperger syndrome. The word ‘spectrum’ is used because the characteristics of the condition vary from one person to another. Those with autism may also have a learning disability. Those who have Asperger syndrome tend to have average, or above average, intelligence, but still have difficulty making sense of the world.
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• The British Psychological Society
• Institute of Child Health
• The National Autistic Society
• Royal College of General Practitioners
• Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
• Royal College of Psychiatrists
The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed.
If you think your organisation should be added, please
More about the recommendation review process, including the role of stakeholders,
can be found in the guide to Engaging with the UK NSC's recommendation review process.
NSC ASD Policy Position Statement and summary (November 2012) (PDF document, 3.84MB, 11/12/12)
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