Autism Understood is a website about what autism really is created for autistic young people by Spectrum Gaming, a registered charity and online community for autistic young people.
When young people receive an autism diagnosis, many are not told what it is or what it means, so often they will go online to look for answers. Most of the information generated by internet search engines is outdated and can be harmful. Therefore, at Spectrum Gaming we have worked hard over the past year to create a new website called Autism Understood that offers young people meaningful and correct information about autism.
On 3rd July 2023, the accessible, free resource went live, with content created by Spectrum Gaming's staff team, over 30 other autistic professionals and advocates, and all reviewed and edited by 54 autistic young people (aged 7 - 17 years).
We’ve had an abundance of positive feedback from the public, not just from autistic young people and their families, but also many late-diagnosed adults who have also been finding the website helpful.
“Such a fab resource. Many thanks for creating this. I know it is really going to help some of the youngsters I work with to understand and to accept themselves more positively.”
One of our goals at Spectrum Gaming is to make sure as many autistic people as possible are able to accept their differences and live the happiest lives possible. We're so glad that Autism Understood is already managing to increase self-acceptance for the autistic people who have viewed it in the first month.
Visit the new website here for information about what autism actually is, including spiky profiles and sensory differences.
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