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Autism is a lifelong developmental condition. This condition can affect an individual's ability to relate to his or her environment and their interaction with other people. The autism spectrum is a range of difficulties that people on may experience and the degree to which they may be affected. Some people may be able to live relatively normal lives, while others may have an accompanying learning challenges and require continued specialist support. 

People on the autism spectrum may also have:

  • unusual sensory interests such as sniffing objects or staring intently at moving objects
  • sensory sensitivities including avoiding everyday sounds and textures such as hair dryers, vacuum cleaners and sand
  • intellectual impairment or learning difficulties

Each child or adult with autism is unique and, so, each autism intervention plan should be tailored to address specific needs. We here at HD Psychologists can help! 

For more information about autism, visit: https://www.autismspectrum.org.au/content/what-autism

What is Aspergers?

People with Asperger’s syndrome have the following characteristics:

  • struggle to express themselves
  • find it hard to understand others
  • find it hard to make friends
  • find it hard to work out what others might be thinking
  • find it hard to use their imagination.

These difficulties can lead to anxiety, confusion and frustration for the person with Asperger’s syndrome, and sometimes for their family and friends. Contact us if you believe yourself or someone you care about display the above characteristics. A diagnosis can allow the person to understand their feelings and behaviours and find support and help.

For more information about Aspergers Syndrome, visit: http://https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/aspergers-syndrome