Co-existing Conditions

Information and resources online

Cards to carry in the community

  • Explaining needs to others
  • Some Autism Alert Cards can be customised

Educating those around you

  • Supporting siblings and other family members to understand

Professionals should have better understanding of common co-existing conditions

  • Having a well informed GP or teacher can make a huge difference

Important to treat co-existing conditions together, not separately

  • Autism can’t be separated from the rest of the person – need to understand impact of autism on other conditions

Looking beyond diagnosis and getting to know the individual

Early intervention can be key to getting best support and outcomes

Learn to recognise the signs that indicate you are not coping well

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