Autism Spectrum


leaving school and leading your own life

Video for young people with autism on improving your self esteem

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 This video from Ambitious About Autism has loads of tips on improving your self esteem. A must watch! We’ve added this uplifting video into our Personal stories about Mental health section. You can read more stories written by young people on the spectrum there.

Join a study to help understand the transition from school

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 It’s great to see that teenagers and young people are of interest to Aussie autism researchers. Only through knowing the real facts and figures can policy change be promoted and the needs of people in transition be championed. If you are or have a young person on the spectrum who’d be willing to anonymously participate, […]

Busting the myths about autism

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We love this video from the UK organisation Ambitious About Autism.  Young people bust some myths about autism spectrum, and they can laugh about those myths, too. Check out the Ambitious About Autism website here.       If you click on the menu button at the top right, you’ll find a section for young […]

Should my teenager with autism learn to drive?

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This is a really difficult question for the families of many teenagers on the spectrum. We have to keep out own kids as safe as possible, as well as thinking about other road users. Click on our permanent page about learning to drive on Launchpad. You’ll see there’s a big section for young adults, plus […]