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Here are the resources we found for autism for young people:
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Undiagnosed autism in school
“This is my experience of going through 9 years of school with undiagnosed autism”. Personal reflections from a GCSE student about the effect that her autism has had upon her mental health and schooling, and how delays in diagnosis and putting support in place made things much, much worse.
My Autism and Me
Short film made for CBBC Newsround about autism and asperger syndrome and the various ways these conditions can affect people. This film aims to raise awareness and understanding in the hope to reduce bullying of young people with autism and asperger syndrome.
What is Autism?
Dwayne Way, 22, from South Wales has Asperger Syndrome – a form of autism. Using this film, he wants other young people to understand what autism is, and how it can impact your life.
Gabriel has partnered with Fixers UK to help other young people understand autism. Autism can be confusing for people who don’t know what it is. This video shares exactly what it can be like to be autistic when even simple situations such as sitting in a classroom can be overwhelming.
Ambitious about Autism
Ambitious about Autism is a national charity for children and young people with autism. They provide services, raise awareness and understanding, and campaign for change. Through TreeHouse School, The Rise School and Ambitious College they also offer specialist education and support.
The National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families. You will find a wealth of information her on everything from diagnosis, care and support to transitioning to post 16 education and beyond. The NAS also offer advice, training and support to education and healthcare professionals and other support staff and employees.
Dimensions have been offering support packages for people with learning disabilities and autism for nearly 40 years. Whether this is a few hours a week or support for complex and profound difficulties, they have been there. They believe at putting people at the heart of what they do and continuously strive to give people with learning difficulties and autism the best integration within their communities.
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Autism Spectrum Disorders
What is autism and how does it affect your life? How do you cope with work, education and relationships if you’re autistic. This webpage covers what autism is, the difference between autism and Asperger syndrome, signs of autism, how autism and ASD can affect your relationships and work or studying.
Autism and Autism Spectrum Conditions
Autism and Autism Spectrum Conditions affect how people think, behave and communicate. People are born with autism and ASC – they are lifelong conditions and no one knows exactly what makes some people have them and others not. This webpage from The Children’s Society contains some of their top tips for living with autism or an autism spectrum condition.
Top Tips for Sensory Overload
Autistic people can get overloaded by everything around them. It’s like all the senses are firing, all at once. Like there’s no filter. Like they’re getting too much information. That makes the world a terrifying, isolating place but it doesn’t have to be like this. One small change from you could help reduce the overload.
Internet Safety and Autism
This information sheet designed by Autism West Midlands is designed to help you to stay safe online if you have autism. It gives some detailed explanations of why it is important and what can go wrong, as well as some top tips.
Asperger syndrome is part of the autism spectrum. This information sheet from Autism West Midlands details how people with Asperger syndrome may experience the core feature of autism. It contains information on the use of language, social situations, flexibility of thought, anxiety, and sensory issues.
An Introduction for Friendships for People with Autism
Many people with autism have friends, but the core features of autism can make it difficult for some to make new friends or keep current friendships going. This information sheet from Autism West Midlands explains what a friendship is and gives some hints and tips about friendship.