What is Autism?

Autism is a neurodevelopmental diagnosis that can include differences in speech, non-verbal communication, social interactions and sensory experiences. Autism is a “spectrum” meaning how an autism diagnosis influences a persons daily life will vary.

An autism diagnosis falls under the neurodiverse umbrella which includes other diagnosis such as Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD), Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Down Syndrome etc. Neurodiverse individuals have a differing neurology that may cause them to feel and experience environments differently to those who are Neurotypical (someone without a neurodevelopmental diagnosis).

At ASNL we are proud allies of the neurodiverse community.

Please click the icon below to access resources about autism, the neurodiversity movement, autistic led podcasts, blogs and more.

Who we are

We are part of people’s autism journey; when goals are reached we cheer with families, when challenges arise we listen and work together for a solution. We provide connection, support and fun for Autistics, those who love them, and those who work with them.

Available Supports and Services in Newfoundland and Labrador

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