Supporting health and wellbeing

Supporting health and wellbeing

As autistic people see and experience the world differently, it’s important that advice around maintaining a healthy lifestyle is personalised and takes autistic differences into account. Health and wellbeing advice on offer to the general population is less likely to be helpful, unless it is adapted to accommodate the autistic person’s specific needs.

For example, autistic people tell us that spending time engaging in their interests plays an important role in maintaining happiness and wellbeing. However, staying healthy and managing diet, sleep and day-to-day activities can be a challenge for many.

We’ve gathered some information on different topics for autistic people and their families looking to improve happiness and wellbeing.

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