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Understanding autism
Understanding autism

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5 Autism in a global perspective

There are big disparities between the current situation of autistic people in developed countries and elsewhere. Despite major gaps and deficiencies in UK infrastructure and services, there is much progress compared to several decades ago, and as outlined this week many positive initiatives are ongoing. There follows a summary of some key advances in the UK, before a discussion of priorities and initiatives for some LMICs where resources are scarce.