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Name Autism
Related to/Also known as Asperger's Syndrome
Symptoms

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability, which affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them.

People with autism have difficulties with everyday social interaction, with social communication (including not understanding facial expressions and tone of voice), and with imagination. This triad of impairments can occur by itself, but is often accompanied by other developmental disorders and learning disabilities.

Types  
Useful national contacts The National Autistic Society
Link opens in new window www.nas.org.uk
Helpline: 0808 800 4104
Autism Initiatives
Link opens in new window www.autisminitiatives.org/default.aspx

Ambitious About Autism (for children and young people with autism)
Link opens in new window www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk
Tel. 020 8815 5444
FACT (Families of Autistic Children Together)
Link opens in new window www.factautism.org.uk
Autism Concern
Link opens in new window www.autismconcern.org
Help and Advice line: 0808 808 9090
Autism Assistance Dogs
Link opens in new window https://supportdogs.org.uk/our-work/autism-assistance-dogs
Scottish Autism
Link opens in new window www.scottishautism.org
Tel. 01259 720 044
Autism Northern Ireland
Link opens in new window www.autismni.org
Tel. 028 9040 1729
Autism Cymru
Link opens in new window www.autism-cymru.org
Tel: 02920 463 263
News and Events
'Autism and vaccines - there is no connection' (Autism Action, 15th February 2017)
Link opens in new window www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/media-centre/news/2017-02-15-trump-vaccines.asp
Online resources Talk About Autism (online discussion forum for children and young people)
Link opens in new window www.talkaboutautism.org.uk
Your Community (National Autistic Society online discussion forum)
Link opens in new window http://community.autism.org.uk
MediKidz explain Autism
Link opens in new window www.medikidz.com/gb-en/shop/brain-eyes-nerves/medikidz-explain-autism
Autism Spectrum disorders including Asperger's syndrome (Contact a Family website)
Link opens in new window http://tinyurl.com/o3laopu
Our resources

can I tell you about autism? The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide-range of disability related issues.

Visit our library to read Can I tell you about autism? A guide for friends, family and professionals by J. Welton and J. Telford. Or have a Link opens in new window look in your local library for this book.
Find this in a library at WorldCat.org