Autism is a spectrum condition; this means that it affects people in different ways. Autism is not a medical condition with treatments or a “cure”, but some people need support to help them with certain things. Autism is also referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) or Aspergers (used to describe people with above average intelligence).
Coventry City Council has signed up with local partners to support an all-age autism strategy, which will focus on improving the lives of those living with autism. This strategy has 5 different priority areas and has been written with support from “experts by experience” – people with day-day experiences of living with autism themselves, or supporting children and young people.
As part of providing further support to those with - or supporting those with - autism, priority one of the strategy is focussed on the information and advice widely available. This includes things like the SEND Local Offer. A booklet for neurodivergent people and their families has been created with local partners, which outlines a wide variety of the information and support available in Coventry (and beyond). This is a really useful starting point for finding out what is available in Coventry and the surrounding area.
In this section you can find out about the assessment process for Autism in Coventry, as well as therapies and services for children and young people with Autism and/or difficulties with Social Communication.
- ADHD - The questions that parents want to ask
- Dimensions of Health and Wellbeing
- Educational Psychology Service - Introduction
- Mental Health Support for Children - RISE and the Neurodevelopmental Service
- National Organisation - Autism Links
- National Organisation - National Autistic Society (NAS)
- National Organisation - The Communication Trust
- National Organisation - The Curly Hair Project
- Neurodevelopmental Pathway - Educational Psychology Service
- Speech and Language Therapy - Adults
- Support - Autism West Midlands