Living with autism

Autistic spectrum disorder: Graeme’s story

Graeme took a dyslexia test at the age of 24, which showed he had signs of autism. He describes how he was finally diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and what the diagnosis meant to him.

Media last reviewed: 31/03/2016

Next review due: 31/03/2018

Talking to your child about their autism

A child psychiatrist explains why it's important to tell your child about their autism in a calm and safe place.

Autism in adults

Why you may want a formal diagnosis, how to approach your GP and the benefits of being diagnosed.

Caring for someone with autism

As a parent or carer for someone with autism, you may benefit from accessing help for yourself.

'My life with Asperger syndrome'

Michael Cooke, 22, talks about his life with Asperger syndrome, his job at an arts centre and his ambitions.

'My children teach me the art of patience'

Find out how Deborah supports her children, who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Down's syndrome.

All about autism

Learn about the various types of autism, its symptoms, and the outlook for people who have this condition


Find out about hyperacusis, an intolerance to sounds that aren't an issue for most other people

Long-term health conditions at school

If your child has a long-term health condition, they may need support at school. Find out what to expect

What is a learning disability?

Find out what a learning disability is and what it means for the estimated 1.5m people who have one