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The world of autism

Updated Wednesday 21st April 2010

Explore the world of autism, and challenge your own assumptions.

 

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Did you know around one per cent of people in the UK are thought to be on the autism spectrum? Discover more about this mysterious condition with an interactive quiz testing your knowledge as well as articles from Open University experts.

 

For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

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