The word ‘spectrum’ describes the range of difficulties that people on the autism spectrum may experience and the degree to which they may be affected. Some people may be able to live relatively typical lives, while others may have accompanying learning challenges and require continued specialist support.
An estimated 1 in 70 people have autism, that's almost 230,000 Australians. There is no medical detection or cure for Autism, however therapy, learning resources and other developmental aids continue to be vital in the development of individuals on the autism spectrum. No two children with autism are the same, and as such, therapy needs to be tailored to meet individual needs.