Child Autism UK is a national charity that supports and informs parents of autistic children in the early years. It runs the only UK autism helpline where parents can access support. It advocates the use of evidence based strategies such as early behavioural support (also known as ABA). This approach is child-centred and utilised the motivation and strengths of each child to put in place skills and support to enhance quality of life. Priority skills would include communication, play and readiness for school inclusion.
Autism is a complex developmental disability that affects the way a child communicates and relates to the world around them. Many children face significant obstacles typically in the following areas:
- Difficulty with social interaction
- Difficulty with developing imagination
- Difficulty with social communication