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The National Autistic Society has a page about mental health and autism. Click page icon to view. Also, Autistica has produced a help sheet about autism and mental health.
- Here is a handy guide to Healthy coping skills for uncomfortable emotions written by a psychotherapist.
- Patients may be referred to a psychiatrist for associated mental health issues. See NHS introduction.
- Ambitious about Autism has produced a guide to making the most of an appointment.
- Many on the autistic spectrum could be interested in: Stress and autism spectrum disorders new
The NHS Transforming care agenda has been aiming to support autistic children and adults in the community rather than inappropriate inpatient units. Click icon to read about it.
Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) is a profile that describes those whose main characteristic is to avoid everyday demands and expectations to an extreme extent. Click icon for the National autistic society page.
Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) is part of the autism spectrum. Click page icon on the left for PDA society website.
See also: Support strategies from the PDA society. Click Facebook icon for the PDA support group – a large Facebook group.
Executive functions are the brain’s self-management system. Problems with executive function can be linked to autistic traits in later life. Here is an Options help sheet. It starts with James at school.
Tourette’s syndrome is a condition that causes a person to make involuntary sounds and movements called tics. See introduction
Click icon to view help sheet for people with Autism about Dysphagia by a speech and language therapist.
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