Autism is a developmental disorder that can cause an individual to have difficulty in communicating with and responding to other people. It is developmental because it develops before a person reaches adulthood.
Autism affects individuals in different ways and to differing degrees. That’s why it’s properly referred to as “Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)”. In the past, many terms have been used to describe autistic symptoms such as Aspergers, high-functioning autism and Kanner autism. Today, the preferred approach is to refer to all instances exclusively as “Autism Spectrum Disorder”.
For some people, autism can co-exist with other conditions. These include: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); learning difficulties; mental health issues; Down’s Syndrome and epilepsy. This adds even more complexity to the autism spectrum and can also affect diagnosis and treatment.
How We Can Help
- Brain in Hand – an anxiety management and diary tool especially for people with autism
- Training in how to use assistive software for organising and planning
- Coaching to develop coping strategies and support routes
- Advice for developing confidence and independence
Who We Help
We help people with autism from all walks of life and across all age ranges, including:
- School pupils
- Higher education students
- Young people in training
- Modern Apprentices
- Private individuals
Access to Work
An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition to help you start working, stay in work or move into self-employment.
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