Autism isn’t an illness or a mental health condition. It’s a developmental condition that affects how people experience the world and interact with others. You might hear people using different words for autism, like ‘autism spectrum condition’, ‘autism spectrum disorder’, or ‘ASD’.
More information on autism on the Best For You website.
Nip in the Bud
Nip in the Bud was set up to encourage awareness about mental health disorders in children and young people. The charity works with mental health professionals to produce short films for teaching staff, parents, carers, and others working with primary school children. The information in the videos highlights the positive benefit of early diagnosis of mental health issues.
Nip in the Bud videos about autism