All age autism

Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.

Autistic people see, hear, and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be 'cured'. Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity.

Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disability, mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing.

All Age Autism Strategy

The All Age Autism Strategy was written by a focus group of people who are committed and dedicated to building an inclusive community for autistic people, which includes.

  • People with autism
  • Family carers
  • Organisations that support people with autism and their families
  • Health and social care professionals
  • Education professionals

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We are Better Together

Regular drop-in sessions are held for those who are autistic and their families and care givers in North Tyneside.

By listening to you, supporting you and respecting you as an individual, we can work together to make things better for everyone.

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