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The Prevalence of Autism (including Asperger's Syndrome) in School Age Children in NI 2017

This annual report aims to show the prevalence rate of autism amongst the compulsory school age population. Analyses are provided by health and social care trust, gender, school year, special educational needs and multiple deprivation measure.

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The Prevalence of Autism (including Asperger's Syndrome) in School Age Children in NI 2017

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Autism is a developmental disability that influences a person’s ability to communicate and relate to other people. It is a spectrum condition, meaning that while all people with autism will have similar problems, overall their condition will impact them in different ways. Some people may be able to lead fairly independent lives while others will require a lifetime of specialist support.

This annual report aims to show the prevalence rate of autism amongst the compulsory school age population. Analyses are provided by health and social care trust, gender, school year, special educational needs and multiple deprivation measure.

Published 15 June 2017
Last updated 10 August 2017 + show all updates
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