Life on the Autism spectrum


In this section you can find out about the experience of life on the autism spectrum, by listening to people share their personal stories on film Our researchers initially travelled all around the UK to talk to 22 people (and 6 partners) in their own homes. Analysis of 17 new interviews were added in 2010 and extra interviews were added in 2016 to help keep the site up to date. Find out what people said about issues such as communication, obsessions, intimate relationships and difficulties with employment. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.
You can start viewing topics by clicking 'Next Topic' above, or selecting from the list on the left. You can also view 'People's Profiles' from the tab above.
You may also be interested in our other autism sections.
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The Department of Health
The Wellcome trust

Publication date: October 2010
Last updated: July 2016.
Review date: July 2018.


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