Support and useful contacts
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. This may affect a person in any or all aspects of their lives and can be a profoundly disabling condition or a milder, but invisible, disadvantage.
There are many sources of information and support for this often hidden disability.
If you support an adult with Autism or Aspergers who might find accessing support difficult the recently established Adult Autism Advice centre in Penarth is worth contacting
There is more in our online information guide - www.whereyoustand.org
You may also find the Autism Directory of use
Read also the e-bulletins ASDinfoWales
You may find the short videos on the ASDinfoWales website of interest. View them here
Siblings of a child with autism are often overlooked when services are being planned yet every parent will know the difficulties that they face. A recent project carried out by Barnardos worked with several young people to seek their views and help them to find ways to deal with these problems. The full report is here Barnardos report