This week a multi million pounds free school has opened in Reading creating 50 additional places for children with autism. Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford has been given exclusive access to the school, to talk to families whose lives it will change.
It had been a driving ambition from a young age - to become a qualified driving instructor. Harry Debling has autism which can make communication difficult. Tom Savvides talks to Harry, his mother Chloe Georgiou and father Graham Debling.
A new scheme designed to alert people if someone is autistic has been rolled out in Berkshire. It's thought there are around eight thousand people with the condition in the county - however it's difficult to recognise the disability that leads to behaviour which maybe seen as anti-social.