Welcome to The Spectrum
The Spectrum aims to be your trusted source, answering your questions about the autism spectrum. We look at what autism is and its characteristics, the diagnostic process, strategies, supports and interventions available to help you through the autism journey.
We have categorised the more than 70,000 words of content into these main categories
What is Autism?
There is no one experience of autism, there are signs and characteristics but everyone’s experience and
therefore journey is different. We look at what autism is, the history, prevalence, characteristics, misconceptions
and much more.
Getting a Diagnosis
If you think that you might be on the autism spectrum, or if you have a loved one who has been recommended to seek a diagnosis, you may have many questions. We provide checklists and talk you through the diagnostic process as well as what happens following a diagnosis.
Strategies and Interventions
People with autism experience the world in different ways. Understanding how autism may impact the individual allows you to put strategies in place. We identify several evidence-based strategies you can explore.
Support and Services
You are not alone. There are several supports and services available. We identify professionals and organisations that can support you at every stage of your journey.
Should you have any queries regarding this information resource or if you like to provide feedback please contact us at any time.