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Autism

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