Having a grandchild on the autism spectrum


In this section you can find out about the experience of having a grandchild on the autism spectrum, by listening to people share their personal stories on film. Researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 15 grandparents in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as early signs, diagnosis and rewards and challenges. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.
You may also be interested in our other autism sections.


This section is based on research by the Health Experiences Research Group.

Research Copyright 2019 University of Oxford All rights reserved


Supported by:
Department of Health

Publication date: February 2011
Last updated: August 2018.
Review date: August 2020.

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