Autism Spectrum Resources Life & Work

 NAS Advice about work with Autism see the eBook Finding work workbook https://www.autism.org.uk/about/adult-life/work.aspx they are also starting an online employability course for free.

The You Tube channel by the Autism Genus gives a clear, insightful and funny look at life from the point of view of this young man covering many vital topical daily life issues  very frankly and very relevant to young people sharing major milestones https://youtu.be/afEUYktRW_4  see https://www.youtube.com/user/Fagin110

Ambitious about Autism have created a range of participation projects for 16-25 year old such as My Voice sharing thoughts, ideas and strategies for everyday life and independence such as on work, staying safe, education and relationships, healthy minds which includes projects connected to maintaining good mental wellbeing, staying safe online, to a look at issues like loneliness through a range of projects as well as Youth Council http://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/understanding-autism/are-you-age-16-25-and-on-the-spectrum  

 The Ambitious about Autism Toolkit allows you to explain your version of normal or in other words what life is like for you to others to help them understand your reality. You can explain your situation such as how much sleep you get, what interests you have, what challenges you face. You can get across simple how you feel about the important things  http://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/our-toolkit

Network Autism Provides information to help those with Autism that have issues with food. This can for example occur due to issues with certain textures. Some people with Autism may find they have deficiencies in certain vitamins like zinc and B vitamins. Here you will find a useful interview on eating issues with Autism from  Dr Elizabeth Shea  http://network.autism.org.uk/knowledge/insight-opinion/autism-and-eating-issues-interview-dr-elizabeth-shea   

Autism Toolbox Bucks covers a wide range of Bucks Autism services, advice, local support and activities for independence with Autism. Has a wide range of topics including looking at behaviour, communication, staying safe, learning, work, leisure and relationships https://www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/kb5/buckinghamshire/fsd/advice.page?id=L_mxUn9WDWs

National Autistic Society Finding Employment a free onlinecourse for people with autism to help them prepare for work https://www.autism.org.uk/professionals/training-consultancy/online/finding-employment.aspx

Autism everyday life from the NAS covers many issues including driving https://www.autism.org.uk/about/family-life/everyday-life.aspx

The Asperger's and ASD UK Online Forum allows those with Autism conditions to discuss with others a range of life topics like diet, employment, benefits, resources, education and much more to discuss topics and exchange ideas http://www.asd-forum.org.uk/forum/index.php

Talk about Autism Ambitious About Autism offer a fee online community and forum for people interested in autism to share experiences, get support and discuss autism. It is a popular site used by family members, professionals, and people with autism. https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/talk-about-autism

 NHS Autismwebsite useful for understanding autism, where to look to get a diagnosis as a child or an adult, useful links, a look at what autism is and how it affects day to day life, includes easy read information for those who it would help, looks also at where to get support and a look at connected conditions    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/autism/

 Amha A Buckingham website involving blogging, sharing art, music, films, photography, writing aimed at those who are on the autism spectrum and have mental health problems to express themselves and be creative.

Click https://www.amha.org.uk link to open resource.

Spectrum Asperger’s magazine https://www.autism.org.uk/aspergerunited

Autism Bucks is an online Bucks relevant autism signposting resource offering support and advice agencies in Buckinghamshire relevant to Autism.  Plus, education and work opportunities for young people and also information and support services for adults with Autism too http://autismbucks.org/about-autism-bucks

Action for Asperger's is a charity in the UK that offers counselling to those with Autism conditions for those not local to the charity the counselling is done throughout the UK via Skype  https://www.actionforaspergers.org/asperger-counselling/ 

NAS Managing Money online free training https://www.autism.org.uk/professionals/training-consultancy/online/managing-money.aspx

Key Club Bucks for young people with Autism Spectrum conditions offering a social club and many creative projects for aged 16-30 see https://www.artshealthandwellbeing.org.uk/case-studies/key-club-young-people-autistic-spectrum-conditions-asc

Ambitious about Autism offers an Autism Exchange offers work placement’s often in the Civil Service you would be based in London or the Home Counties. https://youtu.be/vpo8N9OYn6E

Autism and Technology support from Call Scotland see the app wheels, posters and leaflets to help you manage disability, get the most out of technology and ensure accessibility like of computers and tablets https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads

Social stories and comic strips NAS https://www.autism.org.uk/about/strategies/social-stories-comic-strips.aspx to help you explain what to expect and a sequence of events that will happen to reduce stress and help understanding.

Ambitious about Autism explore the experiences of people with Autism and relationships there are also mini videos https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/understanding-autism/are-you-age-16-25-and-on-the-spectrum/myvoice/relationships

Using apps for comic book conversations and visual strategies shows how effective these can be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrHYbK4YZko

Personal Communication Passports help you record details about you and your preferences to help others understand your needs better and how you like to communicate together with explaining the strategies that work best for you for smoother easier interactions with others.  https://www.communicationpassports.org.uk/Home

AppyAutism is a website containing a very large database of information about applications for computers, tablets and smart phones that are aimed at those with autism to help with independence and life. The technology such as the apps that feature is regularly updated http://www.appyautism.com/en

The DWP Autism and Neurodiversity Toolkit for staff and managers is a detailed resource giving practical solutions to help those with Autism function well in the workplace providing practical tips to help employees at work also considers other hidden conditions like ADHD https://www.autismandneurodiversitytoolkit.org

Different Togethera website offering support and resources for those who’s partner has Asperger’s or is on the Autism Spectrum https://different-together.co.uk

Shaw Trust IT Challenge for young people with disabilities to demonstrate IT skills if aged 13-24 you can apply if you have a physical disability, sensory disability, autism, learning difficulty like dyslexia or other disability you can then represent the UK at the global UK challenge in India. To get this chance you have to attend  a three day event that tests your IT Skills like using excel, your IT abilities like programing and your creativity  https://youtu.be/fTe02ssTonc  https://www.shaw-trust.org.uk/en-GB/Media-policy/The-UK-IT-Challenge-(1)

Call Scotland technology support to help those with autism

https://www.callscotland.org.uk/information/autism-spectrum-disorder/how-technology-can-help/   

Assisted technology and digital resources for students with Autism from teach.comincludes lots of technology links for those with autism and other disabilities an American websitehttps://teach.com/online-ed/psychology-degrees/aba-digital-autism-resources/


Rosie King
 is one of a number of Autism speakers talking about life with Autism the women is 16 and talks very openly about her life with Autism on TED TALKS that also has speakers with other disabilities and conditions and is very current and informative often inspiring https://www.ted.com/speakers/rosie_king

Autism Hangout offers You Tube videos from Psychologist Tony Attwood who talks about life and its challenges when you are on the Autism Spectrum https://www.youtube.com/user/autismhangout

Autism Research Centreset up and run by the University of Cambridge provides the latest Autism research, programmes and information with a range of up to date publications https://www.autismresearchcentre.com

The Brain Charitywork with individuals with any neurological condition which can be very wide ranging but includes Autism, Brain Injury, Stroke, cluster headaches, ADHD, Dyslexia, Cerebral Palsy and much more they offer lots of practical help like with understanding your condition, employment tips,information and advice including a large library and many resources, benefits advice, Carer support, young people services. They also have lots of emotional support services like counselling, lists of support groups, help with confidence and employability https://www.thebraincharity.org.uk

Autism Digest regular blogs from individuals with autism including well known Temple Grandin and others who are on the Autism/Asperger’s Spectrum http://autismdigest.com/why-aadigest/

Synapse have a website named autism-help.org covering different aspects of Autism including relationships information including different types of relationships and difficulties in different relationships and what can help overcome this http://www.autism-help.org/adults-aspergers-sexual.htm

 

 

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