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Last updated: 1st March 2013
Autism affects everyone in different ways, so it's hard to generalise about people's experiences. Some people with autism live relatively independent lives but others may need a lifetime of specialist support. Find information for:
Education from pre-school to university - getting extra help, transition, bullying and more; transition issues in education and into adult life. Includes information for parents and for young people.
Practical information and tips on understanding and managing 'unusual' or challenging behaviour.
Including information for parents and for people with autism. Covers social skills, social isolation and sex education.
There is no 'cure' for autism, but there are some approaches that people use to help with various difficulties they may experience.
Covers a wealth of domestic skills and situations including autism-friendly environments, toys, oral health, bereavement, managing money.
Hints and tips about dealing with or managing situations such as family days out and holidays, or going out and about locally – for example, to the shops.
Information on employment for people with autism, their parents and carers, and employers.
Information about some of the benefits and services available to people with autism and their parents and carers.
Shortcuts to relevant information from across the website.
Shortcuts to information written specifically for parents, relatives, partners and carers of people with autism and Asperger syndrome.
Read some of the real-life personal stories that people have shared with us about living with autism.
Find help to learn new social skills and develop your confidence when interacting with other people.
How to plan and enjoy a successful family holiday with a child who has autism.
How to claim Disability Living Allowance as an adult with autism, or as a parent on behalf of a child.
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