SENCO

Autism

Autistic people have impairments in three areas: social interaction, communication, and development of imagination. Autism can create a hyper or hypo sensitivity in the senses. Hypersensivity means magnified sensations; soft sounds can be painfully loud to autistic people or some autistic people ignore loud noises as if they are deaf.

Some Characteristics:

Communication

  • Language delay.
  • Repetitive language and imitating phrases
  • Difficulty in interpreting eye contact, facial expression and body language
  • Overly literal interpretation of language and text
  • Inability to hold a conversation.

Social

  • Inability to make friends.
  • Inappropriate touching, aggression, and odd greetings.
  • Difficulty understanding the feelings of others
  • Misinterpreting social situations and people.

Other

  • Fixations with certain objects or particular foods.
  • Hand flapping, rocking, walking on tip toes.
  • Self injury
  • Erratic sleeping patterns
  • Desire to keep objects in a specific pattern.

Further information
A Brief History of Autism

Family Support

For further details on the Austism Spectrum Education Team Parent Support Groups, please click here

Contacts:
National Autistic Society Tel: 0808 800 4104
www.globalautismcollaboration.com
www.autismuk.com
www.autism.org
www.autism-resources.com
www.autism-treatments.co.uk

Guide to Improving Gastrointestinal Symptoms among Children with Autism Spectrum
www.delimmune.com/research/improvements-in-gastrointestinal-symptoms-among-children-with-autism/

Health Issues Specific to Autism

www.autismhelp.info/health/health-issues-specific-to-autism/categories,id,466,1-1.aspx

Autism Resource Guide by Answers.com

http://autism.answers.com/

A Guide to Keeping Your Children with Autism Safe
http://safesoundfamily.com/p/autism-safety/

An article relating to gut bacteria and autism:

www.redorbit.com/news/health/1113021746/autism-and-gut-bacteria-120613/

The difference between autism & social anxiety
(http://www.icare4autism.org/news/2012/01/difference-between-autism-and-social-anxiety/)

Autism spectrum in teens & children (http://www2.massgeneral.org/schoolpsychiatry/info_autism.asp#looklike)

Guide to mental health for Asperger’s (https://www.lakeviewhealth.com/mental-health-and-aspergers-syndrome.php)

Drugs, your child, & autism (http://www.autism-help.org/family-drugs-autism.htm)

Pathfinders for Autism – AS adults

(http://www.pathfindersforautism.org/articles/view/asperger-syndrome-grows-up–recognizing-adults-in-todays-challenging-world)

MyAutismTeam – Share experiences with others close to autism
(http://www.myautismteam.com/)