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The banner and accompanying materials have been designed to provide support and to supplement work to communicate core difficulties in connection with the diagnosis of ASD following an assessment.

The primary target group is healthcare professionals responsible for assessing and diagnosing children with ASD. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a pervasive developmental disorder that manifests itself in qualitative impairments in social interaction and communication, along with restricted, stereotyped and repetitive patterns of behaviour and interests. The symptoms can appear at an early age, but may become more prominent as age increases.

The banner is divided into the main areas that will be affected in all those who receive a diagnosis within the autism spectrum:
• Social communication and social interaction
• Behaviours, interests and activities

The banner has been prepared in accordance with the diagnostic criteria
presented in ICD-11 and DSM-5.

The material also covers so-called common accompanying difficulties. These are difficulties that not all people with a diagnosis of ASD are affected by. They are common accompanying difficulties, but are not part of the diagnostic criteria.


Contact: Regional kompetansetjeneste for autisme, ADHD og Tourettes syndrom Helse Sør-Øst, E-post: post.rkt@ous-hf.no