Our Autism Unit

Here at Flag we have a small Autistic Unit that accommodates ten young people.

There is currently no cure for ASD. However, a wide range of treatments, including specialist education and behavioural programmes, can help improve symptoms.

What is autism?

Autistic people may act in a different way to other people Autistic people may:

Find it hard to communicate and interact with other people

Get anxious or upset about unfamiliar situations and social events

Find it hard to understand how other people think or feel

Take longer to understand information

Find things like bright lights or loud noises overwhelming, stressful or uncomfortable

Do or think the same things over and over

Autism is different for everyone

Autism is a spectrum. This means everybody with autism is different.
Some autistic people need little or no support. Others may need help from a parent or carer every day.

To find out more take a look at the NHS website for further information or contact us here at FLAG GRIMSBY.

What we do at Flag Grimsby

Autism and Asperger syndrome are both part of a range of related developmental disorders known as autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). They begin in childhood and last through adulthood.

ASD can cause a wide range of symptoms, which are grouped into three categories: problems and difficulties with social interaction – including lack of understanding and awareness of other people’s emotions and feelings impaired language and communication skills – including delayed language development and an inability to start conversations or take part in them properly unusual patterns of thought and physical behaviour – including making repetitive physical movements, such as hand tapping or twisting (the child develops set routines of behaviour and can get upset if the routines are broken)

Check out the following useful websites