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Diagnosis: telling a child about their diagnosis   National Autistic Society

Sharing the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder  factsheet from AMAZE - Autism Victoria (Au)

Sharing Diagnosis story (Powerpoint); Leicester Autism Outreach Service


Attwood T, (2007) The Complete guide to Asperger syndrome, p330: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Peter Vermeulen,(2nd Edition 2013)  I am Special – Introducing Children and Young People to their Autistic Spectrum Disorder 

Autism spectrum disorders, Booklet for young people   Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network(SIGN). A booklet for young people who may have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The booklet explains what ASD is; how it is diagnosed; what can help.There are details of other places where you can get more information at the end of the booklet. Also available in large print and Russian..A British Sign Language DVD can be ordered by emal

Giving the diagnosis to the young person with Asperger syndrome or high functioning autism: issues and strategies
Glenys Jones (Article first published in Good Autism Practice (2001)


Shore S, (2003) Beyond the wall: personal experiences with autism and Asperger syndrome: Autism Asperger Publishing Company

Daniel Tammet, (2008) Born on a Blue Day Autobiographical account from early years to adulthood of Daniel, diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome aged 25, and who has diagnosis of high-functioning autistic savant syndrome.

Murray D, editor (2006) Coming Out Asperger; Diagnosis, Disclosure and Self Confidence  

Autism Education Trust: Free DVD  This DVD comprises of films made by young people on the autism spectrum who wanted to share their experiences of receiving a diagnosis with other young people who may be going through the diagnosis process.

Healthtalkonline: Life on the autism spectrum  you can find out about the experience of life on the autism spectrum, by listening to people share their personal stories on film. Our researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 37 people (and 6 partners) in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as communication, obsessions, intimate relationships and difficulties with employment. 


These Shared Resources are included as examples of what has been developed in particular settings to provide information for staff, including supply and non teaching staff.. They may have to be adapted to meet needs in other contexts.
We hope they give you ideas and inspiration to develop ones to suit your own school or pupil.

Talking about Asperger's Programme  (TAASP)        A resources developed by ASDIN (Dumfries and Galloway) 

This programme has been developed for young people between the ages of 8 and 18 with a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome. The purpose of the Talking About Asperger’s Programme is to present information and activities to support a better understanding of Asperger’s Syndrome and provide an opportunity for young people to talk about their Asperger’s and what it feels like for them. The programme is delivered over 6 sessions of around 45 minutes.


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