Autism spectrum disorder is a condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour.
Note: Although disablement must be caused by a physical or mental health condition, it is the needs and difficulties that result which will determine entitlement rather than the condition itself. As a result, whilst the case law below may be of assistance, it will be important to also look at the case law relating to the activities and issues that affect you too.
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Inability to complete complex budgeting decisions where claimant has ability and motivation to complete other tasks / potential relevance of prompting in order to take nutrition
-  UKUT 169 (AAC)
- Inability to read instructions or use timers may be relevant when considering activity 1
-  UKUT 272 (AAC)
- Meaning of ‘engage with other people’ in activity 9, and its interaction with regulations 4 and 7
-  UKUT 215 (AAC)
- Engaging with other people face to face
- Fluctuating conditions
- Learning disability
- Obsessive compulsive disorder