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Autism Information Resources

These information sheets are free and downloadable. They contain practical advice and strategies for families, carers, teachers and other professionals.

Adult Support

Travelling by Plane

This information sheet is designed to help you prepare for your trip, from planning your journey to arriving at your destination.

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Asperger Syndrome

This information sheet details how people with Asperger syndrome may experience the core features of autism.

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Autism and Ageing

This information sheet is designed to give adults with autism an introduction to what happens when you get older.

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Autism, Change and Transition

This information sheet introduces reasons why, and how we can support people with autism during change and transition.

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Building Independence

This information sheet explains what being independent will mean to different people and how to achieve this.

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Community Care Assessments

This information sheet is about community care assessments and is available to any adult at risk of harm (vulnerable adult) including those with disabilities and mental health issues.

 

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Dating and Relationships

This information sheet gives an introduction to dating, from choosing a partner to disclosing your diagnosis.

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Diagnosing Adults with Autism

This information sheet is designed to give you a step-by-step guide to what you might expect to happen throughout the process.

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Friendships

This information sheet explains what a friendship is and gives some hints and tips about friendship.

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Further Education

This information sheet is designed to provide strategies for staff and students who are attending college or university with a person with autism.

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Internet Safety

This information sheet is designed to help you to stay safe online. It gives some detailed explanations of why it is important and what can go wrong, as well as some top tips.

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Interviewing For a Job

This information sheet gives advice on how to interview for a job.

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Stress and Anxiety

This information sheet is about managing stress and anxiety in people with Autism.

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MEG Studies

This information sheet is designed to give you an introduction to what might happen during a research study that uses brain scans.

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MRI Scans

This information sheet is designed to give you an introduction to what might happen during a research study that uses brain scans.

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Online Dating

This information sheet introduces what you need to know about online dating.

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Personal Health Budgets

The personal health budget must be part of a care or support plan, which should explain all of your needs and how you would like these needs to be met.

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Independence Payments

The following information has been compiled using publicly accessible sources. Autism West Midlands cannot give individual benefit advice.

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Personal Budgets

This information sheet gives you an introduction to personal budgets and explains how you can contact the local authority for a personal budget.

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Autism, Sex and Relationships

This information gives an introduction to different aspects of sexual behaviour.

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Socialising

This information sheet is designed to give adults on the autism spectrum an introduction to socialising.

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The Workplace

This information sheet looks at some of the key things that you may need to know about the workplace.

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Females with Autism

This information sheet explores the possible reasons for this and how boys and girls with autism are different from each other.

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Family Support

A Guide To Travelling By Plane

This information sheet is designed to help you prepare for your trip, from planning your journey to arriving at your destination.

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Asperger syndrome

This information sheet details how people with Asperger syndrome may experience the core features of autism.

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Challenging Behaviours

This information sheet is designed to outline some possible causes of behaviours of concern and recommends some techniques to deal with them.

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Autism and Bereavement

This information sheet is designed to provide information and advice on supporting autistic people who have experienced loss.

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Autism and Self-injury

This information sheet gives information on self-injury and how to support a person who self-injures.

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Autism and Sleep

This information sheet explains some of the reasons children may have difficulties with sleep, and gives some tips on how to improve sleep.

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Change and Transition

This information sheet introduces reasons why, and how we can support people with autism during change and transition.

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Autism Friendly Cinema

This information sheet gives you a list of all the autism friendly cinemas in the West Midlands and how to access them.

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Choosing a School

This information sheet is designed to help you think about whether a school is suitable for your child.

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Developing Play

This information sheet is designed to explore play in children with autism, and gives tips on how to encourage children with autism to develop their play.

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Diagnosing Children

The information sheet is based on the best practice guidelines written by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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Education, Health and Care

This information sheet gives you an introduction on Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).

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Exclusions from School

This sheet contains some key points about the law relating to exclusion.

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Food and Diet

This information sheet looks at difficulties some people with autism might have with food and diet and how to support people with autism to have a healthy diet and lifestyle.

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Fun Activities

This guide lists activities and toys that parents of children with autism have found particularly useful.

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Helping children With Autism To Learn

This information sheet is about helping children with autism to learn.

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Interventions

This information sheet is about choosing the right kind of intervention for your autistic child.

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Managing Stress and Anxiety

This information sheet gives strategies to parents and carers on how to manage their stress and anxiety.

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Meltdown and Shutdown

This information sheet helps you to understand meltdowns and shutdowns and how you can avoid/manage these.

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Pathological Demand Avoidance

This information sheet provides some behavioural strategies to support a person with PDA.

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The SEN Code of Practice

This information sheet provides a very basic overview of each part of the code.

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Sensory Issues

This information sheet gives an introduction to these issues and how to support a person with autism and sensory issues.

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Siblings and Autism

This information sheet is designed to explain how autism may affect siblings and give some tips on how to support siblings.

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Autism and Stimming

This information sheet explains stimming behaviour and how to manage this.

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Telling a Person About Their Autism

This information sheet gives some tips on how to approach this topic

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Telling Other People About Autism

This information sheet gives some tips on how to approach this topic.

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Understanding and Dealing with Difficult Behaviours

This information sheet helps you to understand and provides tools to help deal with difficult behaviours.

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General Support

A Guide to Autism

This information sheet gives you a guide to autism

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Access to Work (Employers)

This information sheet is for employers who would like to know more about Government schemes around employing people with autism.

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Autism and Communication

This information sheet introduces communication, and how it may be different in people with autism.

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Autism and Technology

This information sheet gives an overview of a number of apps which may be useful for various aspects of autism.

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Autism Information Sheets

All of these information sheets are available to download for free online, both on our website and our online social network Autism Connect – www.autism-connect.org.uk

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Jargon Buster

A-Z glossary of autism and related conditions.

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The Care Act

This information explains how the Care Act effects people with Autism and their carers.

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Telling Other People About Autism

This information sheet gives some tips on how to approach this topic.

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Universal Credit

This information sheet is about universal credit.

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Useful Tools And Schemes

A guide for people with autism.

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Other Language Versions

A Guide to Autism in Arabic

This information sheet gives you a guide to autism in Arabic.

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A Guide to Autism in Urdu

This information sheet gives you a guide to autism in Urdu.

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A Guide to Autism in Punjabi

This information sheet gives you a guide to autism in Punjabi.

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A Guide to Autism in Polish

This information sheet gives you a guide to autism in Polish.

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A Guide to Autism in Bengali

This information sheet gives you a guide to autism in Begali.

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A Guide to Autism in Somali

This information sheet gives you a guide to autism in Somali.

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A Guide to Autism in Nepali

This information sheet gives you a guide to autism in Nepali.

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Asperger's Syndrome in Arabic

This information sheet gives you a guide to Aspergers Syndrome in Arabic.

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Asperger's Syndrome in Urdu

This information sheet gives you a guide to Aspergers Syndrome in Urdu.

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Asperger's Syndrome in Punjabi

This information sheet gives you a guide to Aspergers Syndrome in Punjabi.

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Asperger's Syndrome in Polish

This information sheet gives you a guide to Aspergers Syndrome in Polish.

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Asperger's Syndrome in Bengali

This information sheet gives you a guide to Aspergers Syndrome in Bengali.

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Asperger's Syndrome in Somali

This information sheet gives you a guide to Aspergers Syndrome in Somali

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Asperger's Syndrome in Nepali

This information sheet gives you a guide to Aspergers Syndrome in Nepali.

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