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Autism

Autism is a lifelong disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world.

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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.

Find out more about autism from the National Autistic Society

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.

More information about autism and getting a diagnosis (PDF)

Contact the NHS Bucks Adult Autism Diagnostic Service

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01865 901 532

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