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Published June 2012

Diagnosing, supporting and caring for adults with autism

This is an extract from a NICE publication. The complete publication is available at http://publications.nice.org.uk/ifp142

About this information

NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.

This information explains the advice about diagnosing, supporting and caring for adults with autism that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 142.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are over 18 and have suspected or confirmed autism.

For adults with autism who have a learning disability, a family member, partner or carer may need to help explain this information.