Today we are tackling a huge subject: health!

From diagnoses and how to get one, to a GP’s perspective we’ve got it covered today.

We’re often told by parents and carers of people with autism struggle that they struggle with the areas of health and wellbeing because often people with autism wouldn’t be able to communicate conventionally.

So it’s all the more important then to understand how to read the signs and cues given by our children, young people and adults that let us know that they are well and happy. Or not.

In the below interview Michelle and Kieran Rose discuss how they supported their son Quinn (8) with his diagnosis. Writer and autism activist, Kieran, is himself autistic, he talks openly about his diagnosis when he was 23.

Below is an interview with Dr. Helen Leonard, who is a specialist in Paediatric Neurodisability and is a consultant at the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle. Dr. Leonard talks to us about autism and the importance of early diagnosis.

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Support with diagnosis

In this section you will find out more information and advice about getting a diagnosis of autism. We know this can be a very worrying time but it’s important to remember you’re not alone, and that we are here to help.

Advice on children's diagnosis

Advice on adult diagnosis

For advice and support around diagnosis please contact Kerrie Highcock, Family Development Manager on 0191 410 9974 or by email [email protected]