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Autism 'is very diverse'

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A new documentary by the BBC's Newsround programme examines children with autism and whether the condition is a useful label for describing a wide spectrum of symptoms.

Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge and director of the Autism Research Centre, discusses how well the condition is understood.


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