Information for parents: Guide by Department for Education

This is a booklet for parents whose child has recently received a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.

It describes support that is available and answers the questions that many parents have soon after diagnosis, which include:

  • coming to terms with a diagnosis
  • what is autism
  • how to get help
  • statutory support
  • therapies and interventions
  • how to help your child at home

Extensive contact information for further support is also included.

Read the full document here


  • Early Support Programme, Department for Education
  • The National Autistic Society
  • Treehouse (Ambitious About Autism)

Date added: 15th January 2012