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Your health

Autistic people of every age may need more support when it comes to looking after their health.

This section contains help with everyday things like going to the doctor, dentist, or being in hospital, as well as information about mental health, helping children to sleeptoilet training and diet.

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Everything you need to know

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Going to the doctor

Read information and advice about why going to the doctor can be difficult for autistic people and how you can help.

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Going to the dentist

Going to the dentist can be stressful for autistic children and adults. Find our tips and strategies for making it easier.

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Mental health and autism

Information highlighting depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

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Mental health care

Information for families on what to do if their autistic family member has been admitted to a mental health hospital.
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Strategies for managing problems that people on the autism spectrum may encounter at meal times.
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Help with being in hospital

Download a free resource to help you explain your needs to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
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Autism and sleep

Ideas for helping people on the autism spectrum to sleep, and information about where to find help.
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Toilet training

Answers to frequently-asked questions about how to toilet train a child on the autism spectrum.

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Guidance for parents, carers and adults on the spectrum about preparing for an eye care appointment.
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Self-care skills

Guidance and strategies for helping an autistic person develop self-care skills such as washing and personal hygiene.
Autism Helpline Number: 0808 800 4104
Last updated: 02/05/2019 11:56:25