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The world has come a long way in the 21st century but there is still a lot of progress to be made when it comes to dealing with disabilities like autism in society. 

We spoke to Myles-Leverington Poole, an 18-year-old engineering student at the University of Brighton, who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder but has not let that stop him from pursuing his goals in life. 

Mr. Leverington-Poole moved to Brighton from London for his higher education. He took time out of his schedule to speak to us about his life and how it feels to live with autism in a society that has only recently recognised it as a disorder and offered help to those afflicted. 

Mr. Leverington-Poole told us about the aid he has been offered by his university and how he feels about society’s attempts to at inclusivity for people with autism. 

Currently, the minimum age for diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in the United Kingdom is six, while it four in the United States of America. 

Since there are no standard tests for the condition, doctors rely on a child’s developmental history and behavior.

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