This guideline covers children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (across the full range of intellectual ability) from birth until their 19th birthday. It covers the different ways that health and social care professionals can provide support, treatment and help for children and young people with autism, and their families and carers, from the early years through to their transition into young adult life.
This guideline should be used alongside autism spectrum disorder in under 19s: recognition, referral and diagnosis and autism spectrum disorder in adults: diagnosis and management.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
We reviewed the evidence in September 2016. We found nothing new that affects the recommendations in this guideline.
This guideline was previously called autism: the management and support of children and young people on the autism spectrum.