Monday, May 20, 2024

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.

An established independent charity supporting all adults and children with autism throughout East Anglia. Find details of services, schools, training and events as well as help and advice.

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

A non profit organisation run jointly by the National Autistic Society and Ambitious about Autism. Provides training and educational resources, online tools for teachers and diagnosis details.

A free to use online test for autism in children with multiple questions and answers.

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 informative resource from the Autism Parenting Magazine providing details of how to spot the early sign of autism in babies and children. Site explains the symptoms in boys and girls and offers useful charts of what to look out for, video clips and how to get a second opinion.

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.

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.

The of signs and symptoms of autism in girls and women are not the same as those in boys and men. This article explains the differences and includes the 11 signs of autism in girls.

Funds much needed research to help gain a greater understand of autism and its causes as well as looking for ways to improve diagnosis. Also works on helping people receive the best possible support.

A dedicated social and play group for children and adults with autism. Play is centred around toy trains to enhance fun and social activities. Session held in Reading, Berkshire and East London locations.

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.

Providing information, resources and support to anybody affected by Asperger’s within Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Includes play scheme details, monthly support from information and a dedicated helpline.