National Autistic Society

The “horrific” level of suicides in the autism community needs to be urgently confronted, MPs from across the political spectrum
The UK’s first nationwide ‘quiet hour’ for people with autism will take place in shops from 2 October. The National Autistic
'Confidence is about being comfortable in your own skin.'
Tom Morgan first found fame on ‘The Undateables’, which saw him going on an unsuccessful date due to his lack of self-confidence
'It’s important the film and publicity around it does not divert attention.'
The National Autistic Society has said it is “deeply concerning” that discredited claims about a link between vaccination
Transitions to adulthood are a vital area where much more needs to be done. There is very little information on whether children find it easier to work in certain professions (for example ones where routine and structure is required). Only by learning more about how autistic children do later in life can we make sure that their education is sufficiently tailored to maximise the chances of them entering the workplace successfully. Only a combination of more resources, more dedication, more support and more understanding will help ensure that every autistic child lives a life worth living.
My son at five (he's now eight) had echoes of all these traits, and seeing them clustered together strikes a sad chord pitch perfectly. Though as the story progresses, it's clear the boys are a million miles apart, which is a boon for autism awareness; people with autism differ wildly from each other, but the spectrum encompasses some spottable similarities.
In so many of the conversations I have with families and individuals, I am struck by what an enormous impact a skilled, enlightened, knowledgeable professional can have. They can be the difference between a life of isolation and one that surpasses all expectations.