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Life at home

Life at home

Sure, being outside the home might present more obvious challenges for families living with autism, but that doesn't mean home life is always plain-sailing either! In this section we'll talk about the importance of play, how to support siblings as well as tips and strategies for improving communication with your child. 

Life at home

Sure, being outside the home might present more obvious challenges for families living with autism, but that doesn't mean home life is always plain-sailing either! In this section we'll talk about the importance of play, how to support siblings as well as tips and strategies for improving communication with your child. 

Support for parents and carers
Family and friends can provide valuable support for you. Having people close at hand that you know and trust can make a massive difference.

Financial assistance
There are no two ways about it: autism is expensive. It costs, on average, three times as much money to raise a child with a serious disability than it does to raise a non-disabled one.

Play
Play is a fantastic way for you to bond with your child and to help them learn and develop new skills, both physical and social.

How do I help my child communicate?

A common early sign of autism is that a child doesn’t start to speak at the usual age. For parents, feeling that you can’t ‘reach’ your child can be one of the most painful experiences in the

Local support groups
Supporting you to support your child.

How to explain to your child that they have autism
The thought of talking to your child about their autism diagnosis can be a worrying one. It may have taken you a while to come to terms with it yourself.
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