NDIS & Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
In Australia it is estimated that 1 in 100-110 Australians are living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder and usually presents in early childhood. ASD symptoms may present differently in different people, however, to have a diagnosis of ASD the person must have deficits in social communication and social interaction alongside restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviours, interests, or activities.
What difficulties are experienced?
People with ASD may have persistent difficulties in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts, such as normal back-and-forth conversation, making and maintaining relationships/friendships, abnormalities in eye contact and body language and absence of interest in peers.
They could also have narrow and specific interests, Insistence on sameness, inflexible adherence to routines or unpleasant reactions to specific sounds or textures, unnecessary smelling or touching of objects, visual interest with lights or movement.
These difficulties may cause significant difficulties in relationships, work, school or other important areas of life.
At the Wellness Psychology Clinic, we have experience in working with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and welcome the opportunity to work with you.
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596