Many grandparents are involved in caring for their grandchildren. Grandparents may notice that their grandchild isn’t developing typically, and may be the first to broach the subject of autism with their son or daughter.

Ways you can help

If you have an autistic grandchild, you can help your son or daughter in a range of ways. You could: 

You may find you need support yourself as a grandparent. Grandparents Plus supports grandparents who have lost contact with their grandchildren or have a caring role in their grandchild’s life.

Last reviewed: 10 January 2017.