Day: November 30, 2021

I think my child is autistic

If a child is developing differently to their peers, then their parents or carers are usually the first to notice. The pathways through which a child develops often follows a set of stages called the ‘developmental milestones’. These milestones are divided according to the child’s age. All children develop in their own time and not reaching

How to talk about autism

Autistic people describe themselves and autism in different ways, so it is always best to ask the individual themselves what their preference is. Some people may not have the ability to communicate their preference in a way we can understand. If you can’t ask them, try asking someone who knows them well or use the language

What causes autism

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects someone from birth but research has yet to pinpoint its exact cause. Current evidence suggests that autism may be caused by a variety of factors that affect the way the brain develops, including genetic and environmental factors. Is there a ‘cure’ for autism? There is no cure for

Autism and associated conditions

Autistic people often also have other conditions, which can make their support needs more complex. Read more about common conditions that someone can have alongside autism.   ADHD or ADD People with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) might be more hyperactive, may struggle with lack of attention or act more

What is autism?

Autism affects the way a person communicates and how they experience the world around them. It is considered a spectrum condition. While autistic people share some similar characteristics, they are also all different from each other. The autism spectrum isn’t linear from high to low but varies, just as one person might vary from another. Some autistic