Counselling, engagement and support for children with autism. According to the NHS Information Centre, around 1% of the UK population has been diagnosed with autism. That’s 700,000 people who live with the diagnosis.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder with no cure but the challenges people experience due to autism can be significantly managed through early intervention. Strategies that teach greater independence and coping skills which are learned as children have a profound effect and relevance throughout the lifetime of an ASD individual and can make a huge impact on their ability when they become adults with autism, leaving them with a sense of empowerment.
Autism Independent UK helps to spread awareness of autism to the attention of the entire population, together with well established and newly developed strategies in the diagnosis, assessment, education and treatment.
Our biggest target is to enhance the quality of life for persons with Autism, giving them a chance to take the space and opportunities due to them in their communities where they can live, work and play.
Autistic Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disorder where there are three, interrelated deficiencies; social communication, social interaction and social imagination. Autism lies on a spectrum as, although all individuals may have difficulties in three main areas, their condition will present itself in a myriad of combinations. Therefore, no two people with ASD will have the same profile. Asperger’s Syndrome is on the Autistic Spectrum.