The Wellbeing and Autism Wheel has been designed in Cornwall to assist parents in finding helpful services and resources for their child, who may be on the Autistic spectrum or have a similar condition.
This Wheel has been created in partnership with the NHS, Autistic Spectrum Disorder Assessment Team, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists. It is being developed as a new centralised point of information, advice and guidance for professionals, parents, carers, children and young people. It has been created in response to feedback from families, professionals and young people when they were consulted as part of Cornwall's Autism Strategy.
How can it be used?
- Create an individual plan based upon your child's needs
- Browse over 150 resources providing practical activities to try at home, school ad in the community
- Share with professionals as evidence of what you have tried and how you have been supported in your journey so far
- Find out about the ins and outs of an assessment, including the initial referral process and how a diagnosis is made
- See the support available both with and without a diagnosis and find services that can support your child today
- Find out what is available to support parents and carers
You can find out about:
- Autism and similar conditions
- Support parents and carers
- Early years support
- Help at school
- Hearing, sensory, sleep, daily living skills
- Friendships and relationships, understanding emotions, communication and interaction, non-verbal communication
- Mental health, challenging behaviour, transitions
- Autism referral and assessment
- Support after diagnosis
- Financial support
National Autistic Society
They are the UK's leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families. Since 1962, they have been providing support, guidance and advice, as well as campaigning for improved rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people
Autism Awareness Week.
This week is designed to raise peoples’ awareness of Autism to help create a society that works for all people including those with Autism.
As part of the week, the National Autistic Society have listed 5 things they want everyone to understand about Autism that Autistic people and families say are most important to them:
1. Feelings of anxiety about changes or unexpected events
2. Being under or oversensitive to sound, smells, light, taste and touch
3. Needing time to process information, like questions or instructions
4. Facing high levels of anxiety in social situations
5. Having difficulties communicating with and interacting with others
Since 2007 World Autism Day, an official UN Day, has been held on 2nd April to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of people who have Autism. You can find out more by visiting https://www.un.org/en/observances/autism-day