Helping Your Autistic Teenager Be Independent

autistic child and mum playing at the park on the swings

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Suitable for: Families of secondary-age children 

Read a primary-aged Quick Read about supporting autistic children

A big part of parenting is helping your child learn the skills they need to be independent adults. As the parent of an autistic teenager, there are lots of ways you can help them make a successful transition into adulthood.

Every autistic child is different, with their own strengths and challenges. What one teenager needs might not be relevant for another, others will need to learn at a slower pace, or require a different level of support from you. Some children will need additional support throughout their lives, but can still learn how to be independent in lots of ways.

To help them learn new skills:




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