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Welcome to the speech and language page about autism. 

Here you will find information about:

  • What is autism?

  • Did you know?

  • The role of speech and language therapist in assessing and diagnosing autism

  • Play

  • Top tips on supporting autistic children and young people

Our NHS Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service provides specialist support to children with speech, language and communication needs across Bedfordshire and Luton. Click on the link or visit:

FacebookWe also have our own facebook page which also contains practical advice and tips and we have themed weeks revolving around different clinical areas. like us today and keep updated on developments, help, support and events etc in your area with our Speech and Language service.  Click on the image or visit:

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How to use the Neurodiversity Support Pack

All the pages in this pack can be translated into your native language as text or audio via our Recite feature which you will find at the top of each page.  The translated page can also be downloaded.  More information about using our translation service can be found by clicking here.

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