Information and Services Online

Information and Services Online

Here is a general list of sites, info and organisations concerning autism that you might find useful.  Some may not originate from the UK but have been read and are useful resources.

Living Autism – www.livingautism.co.uk

Sheffield Hallam University
http://www.shu.ac.uk/faculties/ds/education/theautismcentre/

Autistic Intelligence: www.autisticintelligence.org

Ideas Lancashire: http://www.ideaslancashire.com/

Autism Initiatives: http://www.autisminitiatives.org/

Hendrickx Associates: http://www.asperger-training.com/sarah-hendrickx/

Lancaster University Research on Mobile App: Dee Daglish 01524 592679 d.daglish@lancaster.ac.uk, or look on the forthcoming events section of the Department of Educational Research website
http://www.lancs.ac.uk

National Autistic Society: www.autism.org.uk

Young Peoples Mental Health and Wellbeing:  http://www.youngminds.org.uk/

TAC Interconnections Bulletin

Special Needs Jungle

Sleep Disorders and Autism

https://www.mattressreviews.net/helping-children-with-adhd-and-asd-sleep/

FIND Newsletters

http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/help-for-parents-and-carers/family-information-network-directory/

The Features of Autism
http://www.autism.org.uk/about-autism/introduction/what-is-autism.aspx

Diagnosis
National Autistic Society Advice: http://www.autism.org.uk/About-autism/All-about-diagnosis/Changes-to-autism-and-AS-diagnostic-criteria.aspx

Local Diagnostic Service for Adults:  http://www.actionasd.org.uk/adult/

Brief Therapy Support Services (Vicky Bliss): www.btss.org.uk

Post Diagnosis

Staying Connected as a Couple: http://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/after-the-autism-diagnosis/

Useful Information

Support for grief and loss through death,divorce or serious life change :https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/supporting-individuals-on-the-autism-spectrum-coping-with-grief-and-loss

Coping with addiction: http://www.iaddiction.com/addiction/autism-addiction-coping-treating-dual-diagnosis/

Teenage Years: https://iancommunity.org/cs/simons_simplex_community/autism_in_teens

For Girls: https://iancommunity.org/cs/simons_simplex_community/autism_in_girls

https://iancommunity.org/cs/articles/girls_with_asd

Understanding Autism North West

Individuals websites:

Donna Williams: author, poet and musician –  http://www.donnawilliams.net/

Gunilla Gerland (you will need to log into Facebook): author, lecturer, debater – https://www.facebook.com/gunilla.gerland/‎

Birger Sellin: who is the first non-verbal autistic person to become a published author in Germany. His first work was ‘I Don’t Want To Be Inside Me Anymore: Messages from Autistic Mind’ – www.goodreads.com

Liane Holliday Willey: author and blogger-  http://www.aspie.com/

Temple Grandin:  a noted animal expert and advocate for autistic populations who has penned the books Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human –  http://templegrandin.com/

Rudi Simone: http://www.help4aspergers.com  is a good all round info site

There is a textbook on Autism called ‘Lives with Autism’, edited by Steve Mee. Copies can be purchased online or can be ordered from the libraries.

Also, there is a series of books available, edited by Luke Beardon and Genevieve Edmonds, containing various chapters written by AS individuals on various subjects. Titles are:
 – Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships
 – Asperger Syndrome and Employment
 – Aspies on Mental Health: Speaking for Ourselves

Below is a link to a really inspirational story and a reminder of the positive nature of AS!
http://www.boredpanda.com/5-year-old-painter-autism-iris-grace/

If anyone has any additional information which could provide informative links, please contact: autismlancs@outlook.com