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infinity neurodiversity imageSpectra.Blog is a resource for anyone interested in learning more about autism. We hope you find enlightenment and interest in our articles. Firstly, let’s answer the question – what is autism? Autism is essentially a set of neurology configurations affecting the individual’s processing abilities, at varying levels – hence the term ‘spectrum’ – so, no two autists are the same.

Autism is a lifelong neurology that affects how autistic individuals experience the world around them. It’s a processing difference! Autism is a part of life’s rich tapestry – and accepted as a part of neurodiversity within a wider population.

The UK’s National Health Service states: ‘Being autistic means your brain works in a different way from other people.’

The latest diagnostic guidelines, the ICD-11, can be found HERE; see also America’s DSM5 diagnostic manual.

If you are in need of empathetic content that helps advocate autism acceptance, instead of intolerance, delve into Spectra.Blog for enlightenment! But please note that we are #actuallyautistic autism advocates; this is not a place for negativity, or for seeking / berating so-called ’causes’ of autism.

The book Autism from A to Z by Kathy Carter

Our new book Autism from A to Z is out now, please see the links on this page for information.
One reviewer says –

“Autism from A to Z is full of information that people new to the autistic world would find extremely helpful when either discovering themselves, or supporting a loved one or client.”
EM, Kent Autistic Trust

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