Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Many people think of autism when asked what “autistic spectrum” represents.  ASD is the name used to describe a a range of disorders including Asperger syndrome but in reality all are considered to be varying degrees of autism.  This section of ABLEize offer you a range of UK resources providing information, advice and facts of the autistic spectrum.  This list may include world wide websites if they are felt to be beneficial to the UK.

While autism is one of the five autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s syndrome is closest to autism in signs and likely causes; Rett syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder share several signs with autism but may have unrelated causes.

Find sites of interest to all areas of the autistic spectrum by browsing the information sites below or click the UK autistic support category link below for many dedicated support services.  ABLEize scours the Internet for all forms of disability resources and lists them free for the benefit of others. If you found this section helpful please help us by telling others.

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A national charity for children with autism. Provides training and consultation as well as education and research. Check out the site for full details of the autism services including campaigns.

A charity providing support and options to people affected by all forms of autism in gaining independence and control of their lives.

An online network that offers a large resource of autism facts with a comprehensive collection of schools, activities and short breaks within the UK for children and adults with autism.

A site that helps with the understanding of the biomedical causes of autism spectrum. Includes research details from scientists at Cambridge University.

Helping autistic adults and children to participate ​more fully in life through couching, workshops, training and mentoring. Site includes a range of resources available online in English and French.

An organisation set up by Polio survivors to assist their fellow survivors, particularly in relation to the late effects of Polio. The group was formed in 1993 and is run by a voluntary board of Polio survivors and friends.

A helpful site that offers a step by step guide to autism for parents, carers and teachers.

Set up to enrich the lives of people with autism. Offers details of UK and world-wide events and activities, specialised schools and dedicated autism community groups. Includes details of fundraising events.

Exists to express the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs. Includes news, fundraising details, helpline and online shopping links.


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