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Last updated: 4th April 2012
Ellie reviews her experiences at school, how things improved over time due to the help of a dedicated teacher and how she regards her autism as an essential part of her personality.
Andy Kirtland, who has Asperger sydrome, looks back at growing up without a formal diagnosis. Now in his mid-twenties, Andy is determined to make the most of the chances life offers him.
Following his diagnosis of Asperger syndrome at the age of 19, Andre resumed full-time education and has found fulfilment doing voluntary work. Here he talks about how he took control of his life.
Independent living is something all young adults strive for. As Alex 's story shows, people with an ASD are often reliant on the support of others, even in their own four walls. But what happens if those helping hands move on?
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