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Understanding autism

Understanding autism

One in a hundred people in the UK have autism. That's enough to fill Wembley Stadium nearly eight times over. That's a fact. But there are an equal number of myths surrounding autism that are, frankly, unhelpful. In this section, we dispel some of the biggest myths and give you the lowdown on all the stats and facts.

Understanding autism

One in a hundred people in the UK have autism. That's enough to fill Wembley Stadium nearly eight times over. That's a fact. But there are an equal number of myths surrounding autism that are, frankly, unhelpful. In this section, we dispel some of the biggest myths and give you the lowdown on all the stats and facts.

What is autism?
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects 1 in 100 people in the UK. It affects the way a person communicates and how they experience the world around them.

Stats and facts
The stats on the problems that many children and young people with autism face and why it’s so important for us to tackle them.

The day the world changed forever
When the Bean was 2 years old he started nursery and it seemed to go well at first but over the next 6 months or so the problems started - by Bean's Daddy

Myths about autism
There are many myths surrounding autism. Here we dispel some of the biggest.

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