The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

EYFS & Childcare



‘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. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be 'cured'. Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity.