What is Autism Spectrum Condition?
Autism spectrum condition (ASC) – including Asperger’s syndrome – is a neurodevelopmental disorder. It is a lifelong diagnosis. However, with the right support, people with ASC can lead successful and fulfilling lives.
What are the signs of ASC?
If you have autism, there are particular areas of your life where you are likely to experience barriers:
- Managing social situations and social interactions
- Communicating with other people
- Developing and maintaining social relationships
Additionally, people with ASC may find it hard to cope with changes and rely on extraordinarily strict routines to manage their lives. Some people have very intense interests in particular areas, and dedicate most of their energy and time to pursuing these interests. They might also experience sensory sensitivities (e.g. sensitivity to light, sounds, textures).
Autism diagnostic assessments
If you experience the symptoms above, it would be helpful to explore an autism diagnostic assessment. Head to our neurodevelopmental assessments page for more details.
Frequently asked questions
When should I get help for ASC?
ASC can manifest in different ways and can impact different areas of a person’s life. If you believe that it is getting in the way of you being happy in life, therapy can help you learn skills for better managing your symptoms.
Which treatments can help?
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) can help you learn how to better navigate different situations and relationships and also build skills for self-management.
How do I get an ASC diagnosis?
Please see our neurodevelopmental assessments page for more details.