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Autism (Local Offer)

Autism Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.  Children with autism hear and feel the world differently to other people.  If you have autism you will…

Autism and ADHD Advisory Teaching Service Newsletters

On this page you can find editions of our newsletters: Cosy Crew - Weekly school closure newsletter for children with Autism I'm a parent, get me out of here - Weekly school closure newsletter for parent/carers of children with Autism Lockdown Lift Up - Weekly school…

Autism: the facts

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability. On its own, autism is not a learning disability or a mental health problem. But some people with autism have an accompanying learning disability, learning difficulty or mental health problem. Autism is a spectrum condition. This means that while all people with…

Caring for someone with autism

If you care for someone with autism, their wellbeing will be your main concern but don't ignore your own needs. Getting help and support and the occasional break will be good for you as well as the person under your care. Benefits and help for…

Health (Local Offer)

Health services for children with special educational needs and disabilities Peterborough has a wide range of health services for children and young people from 0-25 years including GPs, pharmacists, dentists, opticians and hospital services. These services are known as ‘universal’ because they are available to…

A parent's guide to autism

Parents often feel relieved when they finally receive a diagnosis of autism, because they have an explanation for their child's unusual behaviour. Receiving a diagnosis may come as a great shock, and it can take a while to accept what you're being told. Try to…

Talking to your child about their autism

Explaining to your child that they have autism can be difficult for some parents. Here an expert gives some tips on how to have the conversation. In her work as a child psychiatrist with Surrey and Borders NHS Trust, Dr Glòria Durà-Vilà meets many parents in her…

Transforming Care

What is Transforming Care? Transforming Care can improve the lives of children, young people or children and adults with autism and/or learning disability with behaviour that challenges and/or mental health issues.  It is about improved support in your community.  This is to try to prevent you…
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