autism spectrum conditions
Autism spectrum conditions affect about 1 in 100 people in the country. It is a lifelong condition that affects everybody differently.
"When others don’t give us access to devices or fail to acknowledge our words - we may not realise the power of them"
Jordyn Zimmerman recently graduated with her bachelors degree in education policy from Ohio University. Diagnosed as autistic, Jordyn did not have access to a communication system until 2014, at the age of 18 years old. She writes for Learning Disability Today about how the world can be made more inclusive of autistic people who use alternative and augmentative communication (AAC).
A psychiatric unit can aid my recovery, but only if my needs as an autistic person are accommodated
Are autism and ADHD symptoms of the same underlying condition?
Studies have revealed symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in around two thirds of autistic people. But are autism and ADHD symptoms of the same underlying condition? Academic Dr Simon Bignell has questioned whether autism and ADHD may be “one overarching disorder with a range of subtypes”