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On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) in perpetuity.

About Autism

Autism affects both children and adults alike. Current research suggests that over 1 in 100 people may be on the autism spectrum, including Aspergers syndrome.

Information on Autism

The following pages explain what autism and Aspergers syndrome is and how the lives of people with the condition and those around them are affected.  Providing useful information, guidance and an overview of the services Autism Initiatives provides throughout the UK.

Further information

What is Autism

What is Asperger syndrome

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Number 6 is a ‘One Stop Shop’ for adults with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism in Lothians.  This unique service offers a range of information, advice and social activities to enable adults to live as independently and successfully as possible.