Autism facts

Over 700,000 people in the UK are autistic
More males are diagnosed than females but we think autism is under diagnosed in females

The causes of autism are still being investigated – research suggests a combination of genetic and environmental factors

Autism is a hidden disability – you can’t always tell if someone is autistic and not everyone will have a diagnosis

Autism is life-long and there is no known ‘cure’, but we can find better ways of helping autistic people negotiate the world and access the experiences they would like

A few words from Murray MacDonald of Autism on the Water, about why sailing is his world

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