Useful websites

Helpful resources related to autism

The National Autistic Society

Aiming to increase understanding and awareness of autism and ensure people with autism live the lives they choose.

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.

Research 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.

Autistica

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 Autism

Includes information on diagnosis for children and adults, transitions, autism related support and real life stories.

Autism Links

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

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

Dedicated to building a supportive community for autistic women of all ages, families, friends and allies. AWN provides a safe space to share experiences in an understanding, diverse and inclusive environment.

The Autism Directory

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.

National Autism Center

Being armed with information about autism spectrum condition (ASC) helps families feel more comfortable as they face new challenges.

Teaching Tips

A comprehensive list of tips for teaching individuals with autism (both adults and children) by Temple Grandin, a renowned individual on the spectrum.

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.

Rally Round Me

A free service for Bradford residents. You can create a list of support needs and job 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.

Middletown Centre For Autism Teenage Resources

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 centres transdisciplinary model, which is informed by the centres practise.

Leeds SEND

The 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.

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