Every child is different, so it can be hard to spot autism symptoms.
But if your child has autism, they may also experience some mental health challenges. As a parent or carer, you can help support them.
Some children with autism may also have:
They may feel distress linked to social challenges. Biological differences in the brain also play a part.
Not all children with autism will experience this. But it’s a good idea to be aware of potential mood or behaviour changes, and where you can get support.
Online resources can help you begin to understand your child’s needs.
You may want to look for a counsellor specialising in autism. This can help your child practise talking about their emotions. If you’re concerned about your child, you can also contact us through our live chat service.
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