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Family life

If you’re autistic or have someone on the autism spectrum in your family, everyday life can be a real challenge. But sometimes it’s the small changes which can help.

This section has guidance for family members, including parentspartners and siblings. You can read real-life stories from parentspartners and siblings. We also provide information for grandparents and for the children of autistic parents.

 

Parents and children outside

Everything you need to know

family in living room

Home life

Covers a wealth of domestic situations including autism-friendly environments, funding for adaptations and moving house.

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Siblings

Information for siblings of children or adults who have an autism spectrum disorder.

boy reading

Toys, books and play

Examples of toys, books and play equipment that many parents have found to be popular with autistic children.
Ipad

Using technology

Practical guidance to parents of autistic children to help them get the most from technology and avoid associated problems.

Mum and daughter

Caring and planning

Practical information on parents' rights, planning for the future and lasting power of attorney.

Boy and dad outside

Out and about

Tips about dealing with situations such as going to the shops, hairdresser and to see the doctor and dentist.

Mum and son

Holidays and days out

Ideas for holidays and days out at autism-friendly venues plus tips for taking an autistic child to different leisure venues.

Autism Helpline Number: 0808 800 4104
Last updated: 05/05/2016 09:49:51