Below is a list of useful websites that may help you if you are seeking more information about autism:
The National Autistic Society
Aiming to increase understanding and awareness of Autism and ensure people with Autism live the lives they choose. It is a fantastic and up to date resource.
Talk about Autism
An online community and forum for people interested in Autism to share experiences, get support and discuss Autism. It is a popular site used by family members, professionals and people with Autism.
Autism Education Trust
This organisation works towards ensuring children, young people and adults with Autism receive the education they need to enable them to reach their individual potential
The Autism Research Centre
Based at the University of Cambridge, it is a hub for scientists working on Autism. It also works closely with clinical and voluntary sector services. Visit the site for the latest research and publications on Autism.
The only UK charity that is exclusively dedicated to research into interventions in Autism. An intervention is a treatment, therapy or service designed to improve the quality of life of someone with Autism.
Helps to fund pioneering medical research on Autism, helping to improve diagnosis, and develop new treatments and interventions. Visit the site for a broad range of Autism research topics and information.
NHS Living with Autism
The NHS Living with Autism resource that includes information on diagnosis for children and adults, transitions, Autism related support and real life stories.
Autism Links is dedicated to making those helpful and sometimes vital links, it covers who to talk to, where to go and contains lots of helpful advice all in one place.
BILD is the British Institute of Learning Disabilities. They want people with learning disabilities to be valued equally, participate fully in their communities and be treated with dignity and respect. They have lots of information relating to autism on their website.
Autism Women’s Network
The Autism Women’s Network is dedicated to building a supportive community for Autistic women of all ages, our families, friends and allies. AWN provides a safe space to share our experiences in an understanding, diverse and inclusive environment.
The Autism Directory
A UK national directory of services for children and adults with autism.
National Autism Center
Being armed with information about autism spectrum condition (ASC) helps families feel more comfortable as they face new challenges. Some families need to know where to start when one member of the family has been recently diagnosed. A great free resource for parents.
Teaching tips for Children and Adults with Autism
A comprehensive list of tips for teaching individuals with autism (both adults and children) by Temple Grandin, a renowned individual on the spectrum.
The Leeds Autism Hub
The Lovell Park Autism Hub is a drop-in service every Tuesday run by Leeds Autism AIM. The aim of the Hub is to information, signposting and peer support for adults on the autistic spectrum and carers who don’t have access to much funded support.
Mindwell Mental Health Portal (Leeds)
MindWell is the single ‘go to’ place for information about mental health in Leeds.
It provides a portal for anyone living or working in Leeds, including GPs and other professionals, to get quick, easy and direct access to up-to-date mental health information.
Middletown Centre For Autism – Teenage Resource
This resource has been designed to support teenagers with autism, their parents and professionals working with them. This provides resources and ideas, which may be suitable for supporting a teenager with autism across a variety of environments and situations. All content in this resource is based on the Centre’s transdisciplinary model, which is informed by the Centre’s practice.
Rally Round Me
Rally Round Me is a free service for Bradford residents. You can create a list of support needs and job lists (e.g. “I need help and support with” lists). You then have a network of people you have chosen, who you can tick off what they can help with and tick when the job is complete. This is communicated to the whole group so everyone can help in anyway they can. This is a great way for a support network to communicate and work together to support somebody that requires it.
Leeds SEND Information Advice Support Service will work with parents/carers children and young people to ensure that they are fully involved in the planning of SEN support for their individual needs in early years settings, schools and colleges. Leeds SEND Information Advice Support Service will ensure that the child’s parents/carers or the young person are fully included in the Education Health Care (EHC) needs assessment process for the start, are fully aware of their opportunities to offer views and information are consulted about the content of the plan.
Please note: We do not endorse any information included within the websites above and are not responsible for the content of any of the websites we have linked to within our website. These websites are included as at the time of posting we thought they would be useful for those seeking more information about autism. If you know of any other useful websites that we should include, please let us know.