Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
What is autism?
Autistic people may act in a different way to other people
Autistic people may:
find it hard to communicate and interact with other people
find it hard to understand how other people think or feel
find things like bright lights or loud noises overwhelming, stressful or uncomfortable
get anxious or upset about unfamiliar situations and social events
take longer to understand information
do or think the same things over and over
For more information, please visit the website below:
How autism can affect you and your family
Having an autistic child can put a lot of strain on you and your family. You might need to spend a lot of time helping your child get the support they need. This can be very stressful and exhausting. It may be hard to make time for the rest of your family and can affect your relationships with each other. If you feel you need help, you can get support from lots of places.
Where to get support
Friends and family
Telling people close to you about your or your child's autism diagnosis can help them understand what this means.
They may be able to help with:
everyday things so you have more time to focus on yourself or your child
National Autistic Society
For parents of autistic children, young autistic people and autistic adults.
Call: 0808 800 4104 (Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm, Friday 9am to 3pm)
Ambitious about Autism
For autistic children and young people, their parents and carers.
Call: 020 8815 5444