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Autism

Autism is a lifelong disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world.

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What is autism?

AutismĀ is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them. There are approximately 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK.

Find out more about autism from the National Autistic Society

Getting a diagnosis of autism

If you think you may be on the autistic spectrum then you can ask your doctor (GP) to refer you for a diagnosis.

Your doctor will refer you to the Bucks Adult Autism Diagnostic Service. This is a free NHS service. You can't refer yourself at present, but you can speak to the team for further advice.

More information about autism and getting a diagnosis (PDF)

Contact the NHS Bucks Adult Autism Diagnostic Service

Email: bucksasd@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk
Telephone: 01865 901 620

Other organisations offering help, advice and guidance

National Autistic Society

Works with people with a learning disability to change laws, challenge prejudice and support them to live their lives as they choose

National Autistic Society

Autism Bucks

Autism Bucks offers local support and guidance and organises adult social groups.

Autism Bucks

NHS Choices

The NHS choices website has a wide range of information on autism. Including how to get a diagnosis, support for parents and carers, as well as information for individuals with autism themselves.

NHS Choices - autism

NHS Choices - autism support group directory

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