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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. You can watch a video explaining autism here.

Support for Parents

The National Autistic Society provide a wealth of support for parents of children with Autism. 

  • Stepping Up For Autism course

This course runs for 2 hours a week over 8 weeks. It is highly informative and a fantastic investment of time, covering topics including supporting behaviour. For more information, click here: Stepping up for Autism courses :: Mindworks Surrey (

  • Face to face or online meetings

There are face to face and online meetings for parents of children diagnosed with Autism, and also for parents of those not yet diagnosed. For more information, please click here: NAS Surrey Branch | NAS Surrey Branch Meetings & Events