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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.
Marvellous Max is marvellous because he has Autism. In this video, you will learn what Autism is and what it can look like inside the classroom. Autism is nothing to be scared of. People with Autism just think differently to you or me.
Living with Autism – Ky’s Story
This animation features Hugo Weaving and his nephew Ky who has autism. This video shows how autism affects Ky’s life and how autism changes as we grow.
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.
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.
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Autism & Related Conditions
This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to Autistic spectrum conditions, tips to support young people, and a set of additional links and videos.
Autism is a condition that affects how someone learns, communicates and builds relationships with others. If you have autism, it can affect how you live and what you think about things around you. If you or someone you know has autism, Childline can help.
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.
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.