Knowledge infrastructure for autism spectrum disorders
26 June 2012
Area of activity
In the Netherlands, between 100,000 and 160,000 individuals suffer from autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of individuals known to be suffering from disorders of this kind. This is partly a result of improved diagnosis, and partly because society is placing increasing demands on people’s social skills (so anyone with limitations will be more likely to encounter problems in this area). The extent to which autism sufferers are affected by their limitations varies greatly from one individual to another.