Having autism means that the person has a different way of understanding other people and the world around them. Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder, not an illness or a disease so there is no ‘cure’ but there are many ways that difficulties can be managed.
This video from the National Autistic Society gives more information:
As everyday life activities can be challenging and cause stress and anxiety, some people find it helpful to learn ways of managing their anxiety. Check the help section on our website for Anxiety and Depression for helpful information, websites and apps.
If you have a diagnosis of autism or you are waiting for an assessment to see whether you have autism, it can be helpful for you and the people who support you to use the techniques and strategies known to help people with autism manage the difficulties they are experiencing.
“So often at school autistic people feel left out, alone and just very isolated” - watch this video of Talia Grant from Hollyoaks talking about being autistic.
This network is a space for autistic young people, between the ages of 16-25 to meet other autistic young people, take on new paid opportunities, and join one of our group panels. The network is a fun and friendly space for autistic young people to be themselves. Visit their site here.
Please contact your GP or talk to a school professional to find out how to access support.