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Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)

Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), sometimes called Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a lifelong spectrum condition which affects people in different ways and is caused by differences in the brain. People with ASC may have difficulties with social communication and interaction, repetitive and restrictive behaviour, under- or over-sensitivity to light, sound, taste or touch, highly focused interests, anxiety, meltdowns and shutdowns. Watch a video explaining autism here.

Support for Parents

The National Autistic Society have a support branch in Surrey and run regular meetings for parents of children with Autism. These meetings take place both in person and online and importantly, parents can still attend even if the child has not received a formal diagnosis. More information about these meetings can be found here: NAS Surrey Branch | NAS Surrey Branch Meetings & Events 

The National Autistic Society also run a parent course which is called Stepping Up for Autism. This is an 8-week course of 2 hour weekly sessions, including supporting behaviour. We highly recommend investment in this course if you have a child with Autism, or a child awaiting a diagnosis of Autism. More information can be found here: Stepping up for Autism courses :: Mindworks Surrey (