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Your local autism team

Your local autism team

The team will be made up of different professionals, which may include:

  • paediatricians (doctors who are experts in children's health)

  • speech and language therapists (professionals who help with speech, language and communication problems)

  • psychologists (professionals who specialise in mental, emotional and behavioural problems)

  • social workers

  • psychiatrists (doctors who specialise in mental health problems)

  • occupational therapists (professionals who help promote people's health and wellbeing through everyday activities).

The care and support you receive will usually be provided or organised by your autism team and will be coordinated by one person (your 'case manager' or 'key worker'). If your autism team is not able to provide the care you need, you may be offered an appointment with a national autism service.

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