Condition specific information - Autism

You may have concerns about your child (including a child in your care) where there is more than one area of concern about their development (walking, talking, learning). This could be caused by a medical condition or a conditions which affects how their nervous system works (neuro-disability) e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Epilepsy. This may affect your child in a number of areas e.g. how they walk, talk, learning, form relationships with their peer group (children their age). This could be a disability or a special educational need

If you think the information above applies to your child, depending on your child’s age please speak with their key worker in their Early Years Setting, Health Visitor or School Nurse (0-19 Health Professional), Teacher or Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). They will be able to discuss your concerns and agree a plan of support which may include strategies for you to work with your child at home, as well as strategies that will be implemented in Early Years/ School setting. You may also be signposted to online support & resources. They will work with you to monitor your child’s progress.

Autism - a CAMH Podcast Series for Parents

Episode 1. Identifying Autism – getting the right diagnosis

Episode 2. Discovering Strengths – how to empower your autistic child

Episode 3. How autism presents differently in girls

Episode 4. Recognising mental health issues

Episode 5. Food sensitivities and proclivities

Videos regarding Autism

Children with ASD - a video created by East Kent Hospitals

Challenging behaviour in children with ASD

Children with ASD and sleep difficulties

Introduction to Sensory Processing for Children with ASD: Part 1

Introduction to Sensory Processing for Children with ASD: Part 2

ASD and feeding

Interests, routines, obsessions and compulsions

Other languages:


Understanding ASD videos - in Urdu/Hindi


Understanding ASD videos - in Punjabi


Understanding ASD videos - Gujarati


Understanding ASD videos - Bengali

Information on helpful communication tools

Social stories and comic strip conversations

Social storiesTM and comic strip conversations can help autistic people develop greater social understanding and help them stay safe.

More information can be found on the National Autistic Society's website