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What is AUTISM?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. Autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be 'cured'.

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Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that causes problems with reading, writing and spelling. It's a "specific learning difficulty", unlike a learning disability, where intelligence isn't affected. It's estimated that up to 1 in every 10 to 20 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia. Dyslexia is lifelong problem that can present challenges on a daily basis, but support is available to improve reading and writing skills and help those with the problem be successful at school and work.

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What is DOWNS?

Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder caused by an extra 21st chromosome. The condition leads to both learning disability and impaired physical growth ranging from mild to moderate. There is no "cure" for Down's syndrome.

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