Resources

Anxiety is something which is experienced by many children, young people, and adults on the autistic spectrum. This can have lasting emotional and physical effects.  Below are some links that lead to information relating to anxiety and autism.

Anxiety

 

 

This clip is by Sarah Hendrix who has a diagnosis of autism.  She describes anxiety and autism.

 

 

Part of the National Autistic Association Too Much Information and Us Series. This clip looks at anxiety and social situations.

Employment and Support Allowance

You can apply for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) if you have a disability or health condition that affects how much you can work. For an overview, please see the link below.

Citizen Advice have created guidance on completing your ESA claim form.

Personal Independence Payment

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is for people who are defined as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 (Gov UK) and are between 16 and 64 years of age. The amount you get depends on how your condition affects you, not the condition itself. FOr further information, please see the link below:

Citizen Advice have created guidance on completing your PIP claim form

 

 

There are also various charities/organisations which offer advice and support in relation to PIP application (depending on the area of the UK you reside)

 

 

If you require advice delivered via British Sign Language the link below has short video clips.

Sleep

Many people with ASD have difficulties sleeping. 

 

These problems may include: not being able to fall asleep; waking multiple times during the night; and achieving less than eight hours of sleep per night.

 

Sleep hygiene refers to instituting the best pattern of behaviour and creating the optimum sleep environment in order to maximise your ability to achieve a good night’s sleep.

 

Below are some links about sleep hygiene.

I have also included some links for parents of children with ASD.