To find out your child has autism can be a big thing to come to terms with, but there is one thing for sure – you are not alone. So many parents are going through exactly the same thing, and we sat down with our very own autism experts Becky and Nadia to find out the answers to some of your top questions about autism.
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Autism is a condition that affects a person’s communication and social skills. There is not just one type of autism, and different children will display different behaviours. That’s why we call it the ‘autistic spectrum’.
We’re still not 100% sure what causes autism. There was a theory that vaccinations caused autism but this has since been disproved. Many experts believe that there is a genetic factor but the cause (or causes) are still very much under investigation.
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Becky & Nadia
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