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Health workers

It’s not always obvious that a person is autistic. This is why it is important for health professionals to be autism aware, since autistic people attending a medical or health appointment are likely to have very specific needs. People on the autism spectrum may not feel pain, they may find it difficult to tell you what is wrong with them, or they may be extremely uncomfortable with being touched or examined. We provide training, consultancy and conferences to help you develop your skills.

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Everything you need to know

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The basics

Does your patient have autism? Here's some guidance on how autism may affect them.
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Transition tips

Here's some advice for mental health professionals working or supporting young people with autism.
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Screening

If you're going through the diagnostic or screening process, here's some expert advice on genetics and autism.
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General practitioners

Are you a GP? Here's just what autism can mean for you and your patients.
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Dentists

Visiting the dentist can overwhelm some autistic people. Here's some advice on how to adjust for that.
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Eye care

Written by eye care professionals, this guidance deals with the nuances of treating autistic people.
Gender dysphoria masterclass

Gender dysphoria

Explore a specialist topic, delivered by experts for practitioners within the autism field. Book now.

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Autism and alcohol

This course looks at personal perspectives and support strategies for alcoholism. This October in London.

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Eating challenges

Find out how to support autistic people facing common eating and feeding challenges with professional guidance.
Autism Helpline Number: 0808 800 4104
Last updated: 09/09/2016 15:33:06