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Autism - dispelling the myths

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, affects around 1 in 100 Australians. Read about misconceptions about autism, such as symptoms and causes of the disorder.

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Asperger's syndrome

Asperger’s syndrome was the name given to a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.

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Diagnosis of autism

The earlier a diagnosis of autism is made, the sooner you and your child will receive the support and care you need.

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Autism is a developmental disability that can cause a complex range of behavioural symptoms and may be mild, moderate or severe.

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Types of autism

Learn about the types of autism, which may help you understand your child's diagnosis, and find more resources here.

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Causes of autism

It's normal for parents to want to know what lead to their child's autism, and experts still don't know what causes it. There may be a genetic link.

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Treatments for autism

Caring for someone with autism can be a lifelong commitment. But the right support and early intervention can mean the best outcome for a child.

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Symptoms of autism

Children develop language, communication and emotional skills at different times. If you're concerned your child may have autism, here are the signs to look for.

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Fragile X syndrome

Fragile X causes intellectual disability, behavioural and learning difficulties, and physical problems. It’s the commonest genetic cause of autism.

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Why you should take your dog to work

Pets can be loyal, loveable – and good for your health. That’s why, on International Take Your Dog to Work Day, people take their canine friends to the office.

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