Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing.
Please click on the link to find out more about Asperger’s and Autism.
Some contacts that may be able to offer support and guidance;
Autism East Midlands www.autismeastmldlands.org.uk or 0115 9245887. They will be able to provide you with information and offer parent workshops, and details of their family support hub which runs monthly.
These sites provide helpful information about ASD and are an excellent starting point:
The National Autistic Society, the leading UK charity for people with autism www.autism.ore.uk The autism helpline is 0808 800 4104, and they offer a Parent to Parent service where you can receive confidential emotional support from another parent on 0808 800 4106.
The Autism drop in clinic at The Child Development Centre, City Hospital is on the 3rd Wednesday morning of each month.
Children and Families Direct on 0115 8764800, who may be able to advise you on any local Parenting Support.
Local Groups Include ;
- Southglade Autism —Parent Support group- Southglade Access Centre- 0115 8761890
- Jigsaw Youth Group- jigsaw-yc.org.uk
The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide: How to Grow Up Awesome and Autistic Paperback — Illustrated. Sienna Castellon
Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders— 28 May 2012 by Elizabeth Verdick (Author), Elizabeth Reeve (Author)