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Video: Autism spectrum disorder: later diagnosis

9-15 years

In this short video, experts in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) talk about older children and young people being diagnosed with ASD. The experts explain why a child might get a late diagnosis. For example, starting high school can trigger anxiety and make teenagers with ASD feel overwhelmed, withdraw socially and feel like they don’t fit in.

The experts use the terms autism and Asperger’s disorder, which have now been replaced with a single diagnosis of ASD.

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Last updated or reviewed
28-07-2016

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