The end of year holiday period can be a really tough time for children, adolescents, adults and families alike, with lots of change and unpredictable shifts in daily routines. The holidays can be particularly tricky for Autistic people.
The end of school holidays often brings mixed emotions for the parents and children we support, who need to turn their thoughts to almost ‘re-programming’ themselves after a long, less structured, out of routine break.
There is no single test for Autism Spectrum Disorder (autism test). The diagnosing professional(s) will utilise special tests and tools designed to detect autism, however this process involves careful observation of the child and discussion with carers rather than something simple like a blood test.