LATE DIAGNOSIS GROUP

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Hello!

Welcome to the Late Diagnosis Group Resource Page.

My name is Hyan. I'm the Post-Diagnosis Coordinator here at Number 6 The One-Stop Autism Shop.  

As part of a multidisciplinary team that supports autistic adults,
I look after people diagnosed late in life and help them come to terms with their diagnosis.  
In other words, I teach autistics about autism and how to self-manage.

Keeping groups to about 5 people per session, 
LDG is designed to give you information and tools
to help you understand yourselves as a newly-diagnosed individual. 

I understand coming to a strange place is daunting.
Learning about something as delicate and private as a
utism is scary.
I know because I was once in your shoes—I'm also autistic.

The sessions are calm, fun, relevant, and illuminating.
Each week we explore an aspect of autism, and how that presents for you.

How much or how little you participate is entirely up to you.
You control the process.

If you're planning to attend,
this resource page is a glimpse of things to come.
Each link on the right takes you to resource materials specific for that session.  
Feel free to browse.

You've attended the group and want access the course materials? Great. 
You'll find research papers, statistics, images, and a tons more 
stuff that extends beyond the eight weeks sessions.

INTRODUCTION

In this short greet-and-meet that lasts about half an hour, we cover the highs and lows of the diagnosis process. 

WHAT IS AUTISM?

Debunking myths surrounding autism, we look at the neurobiological roots of autism, it's engine—the brain!

SENSORY ISSUES, CRISIS POINT, MELTDOWN, SHUTDOWNS, and FREEZES

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ENERGY, ANXIETY, COPING, AUTISTIC BURNOUT, and RECOVERY

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INFORMATION, RESTRICTED INTERESTS, REPETITION 

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CHILDHOOD, ADOLESCENCE, ADULTHOOD, ELDERLY

We explore the idea of whether or not autism changes over time.

SOCIAL (DYS)FUNCTION?, RELATIONSHIPS, EMPLOYMENT

Do autistics lack social 

HISTORY and THEORY MIND, EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS, CENTRAL COHERENCE

In this potted history of autism, we look at the heroes and zeroes of the autism world. We also explore three classic theory of autism, and whether or not they adequately describe autism today. 


After eight weeks of learning about autism, most people don't want the conversation to end.

Meeting every week between 6—8pm, The Peer Support Group is a friendly, relaxed, fun, informal get-together where autistics talk about how they experience life on the spectrum. Don't worry about the group thing: people tend to break into smaller groups of ones and twos. 

If you're looking to make a few friends who understand you and your condition, this is definitely the group for you!  

GENERAL RESOURCES

BOOKS

Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Adults by Dr. Luke Beardon

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood.  

Neurotribes by Steve Silberman

Autism A Short Introduction by Uta Frith 

Autism: Explaining the Enigma by Uta Frith

Autism by Francesca Happe

Autism and Asperger Syndrome: Preparing for Adulthood by Patricia Howlin 

Children With Autism And Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Practitioners and Carers by Patricia Howlin


YOUTUBE

The following is a biased list of some videos that are insightful, helpful, controversial, or outdated. The views expressed in the videos
may not necessarily represent the ethos of Number 6 team, but are posted here as an aid to stir conversation around what is and isn't autism. 

TONY ATTWOOD—Making Friends Strategies to Improve Social Understanding and Friendship Skills 

TONY ATTWOOD—Aspergers in Girls (Asperger Syndrome)

AMYTHEST SCHABER—Ask An Autistic

WENDY CHUNG—Autism: What We Know (And What We Don't Know Yet) TED TALK

SIMON BARON-COHEN—Autism and the Male Brain

TEMPLE GRANDIN—The Autistic Brain

FRANCESCA HAPPE, Ph.D.: Why Study The Mind If Genes Cause Autism?

CHRISTIAN A. STEWART-FERRER—Explaining Asperger's/Autism (PART 1/2)

What Women With Autism Want You to Know

Revised DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Real Rain Man (Savant Documentary)—Real Stories
 


ACADEMIC PAPERS


GROUPS

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