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Autism fact sheet

Autism fact sheet

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is difficult for everybody, but can be especially difficult for autistic people. Autistic people often have higher levels of anxiety than other people, and can find change and uncertainty particularly hard to cope with, meaning the current situation is likely to add to that anxiety. It’s therefore important that volunteers are there to listen to people who may be feeling very worried.

Autism is very wide-ranging, meaning there is no one ‘right’ way to support an autistic person. Most autistic people will be able to tell you themselves about how to support them, and these pages provide guidance on strategies that can be helpful. There is also a link to a short free course that you may wish to join.

Print entire guide Page last reviewed: 19 January 2021

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