Autism Post Diagnosis Information – Primary Age Children

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This training is about supporting primary age children after a diagnosis of autism.

This training last approximately 18 minutes.

Below are some further useful links:

Internal Links

Autism Post-Diagnosis Support

External Links:

Introduction to Autism

Amazing things happen

Essex Family Forum

‘Supporting your Neurodiverse Child’
Family Resource Pack for Essex, produced by the Essex Family Forum


Education Services


Essex Local Offer
Information about support services and local opportunities for children and young people with SEND.


Free, confidential and impartial advice on issues relating to special educational needs and disabilities.


Autism Central


Essex Autism Portal


Organisations and Charities


The National Autistic Society 
Offers a helpline, recommended books and workshops.


Exists to support people who grow up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister.

Supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people.

Families in Focus
Independent parent led registered charity providing holistic support to families of children with disabilities and other needs.

The Essex Family Support Service
This service provides support to families which include school-aged children and young people aged 8-19 years.


Local Groups and Activities


Stay & play and respite sessions in Braintree, Essex for 0-19 year olds with SEND, their parents, carers and loved ones.


Offers respite and play facilities and parent support and access to some courses.


Supporting Asperegers families in Essex – SAFE


AirHop Trampline Park SEN sessions


Mace Playce SEN sessions


Essex Short Breaks
Offers Short Breaks, Clubs and Activities through this service.


Essex Local Offer


Essex Outdoors
Our highly trained staff provide accessible activities and residential experiences for individuals and groups.


SEND Sensation 
Offer choice through a wide range of community clubs and activities to help children and young people flourish socially, independently, and safely.


Role Models

Rosie King

Purple Ella 

Christ Bonnello 


Other organisations


Afasic (a voice for life)
Afasic has a range of written information and videos about Speech, Language and Communication Needs. We also offer the Afasic Helpline, which is the only helpline that knows enough about SLCN to help you understand your child’s difficulties, what help (s)he needs and how to get it.


The children’s communication charity.


Autism Education Trust
Provide good autism practice and support to all professionals working with autistic children & young people.


Autism Anglia
An independent charity that provides care and support to autistic children, adults, and their families in East Anglia.


Further Reading:

Books and Guides for Parents and Children:

‘The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (and Their Parents)’ by Verdick, Elizabeth, et al

‘The Little Book of Autism FAQS. How to talk with your child about your diagnosis’ by Davida Hartman

‘All Cats are on the Autism Spectrum’ by Kathy Hoopmann

‘The Reason I Jump’ by David Mitchell

‘The Awesome Autistic Go To Guide’ by Yenn Purkis, Tanya Masterman, et al.

‘The Autistic Brain’ by Temple Grandin

‘Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence’ by Luke Jackson

‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ by Mark Haddon

‘The Ice-Cream Sundae Guide to Autism’ by Debby Elley, Tori Houghton

‘The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin: 1 (Amazing Scientists)’ by Julia Finley Mosca


How to Talk About the Diagnosis:

‘Talking with Your Child about Their Autism Diagnosis: A Guide for Parents’ by Raelene Dundon

‘Autism…What Does It Mean To Me?’ by Catherine Faherty