Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that impacts on how a person communicates with and relates to other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.
Autism is a spectrum condition and affects people in unique different ways. Like all people, autistic people have their own strengths and weaknesses.
Every autistic person is different. Some can learn, live and work independently, while some have learning differences or co-occurring health conditions that require specialist support. Some may need forms of support at different stages throughout their life.
National Autistic Society
Autism Network NI
Action For Children
Northern Regional College
Improving Benefit Uptake Service
Department for Economy (Careers Advice)
Department for Communities
Citizens Advice Bureau
Disability Sport NI (Governing body for disability sport in NI)
Family Support NI
Barnardo’s Young Carers Service
Employment support for people with disabilities
Supported Employment Solutions