Autism is a lifelong disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world.
What is autism?
Autism 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.
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.
Contact the NHS Bucks Adult Autism Diagnostic Service
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
Autism Bucks offers local support and guidance and organises adult social groups.
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.