ASD Parents/carers Support Group List of Useful Contacts
Please find below the contact details for organisations that offer information, support and advice for people with Autism, their families and carers.
The National Autistic Society
The leading UK charity for people with Autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. The NAS provide information, support and pioneering services.
Telephone Number: 0207 833 2299
What's on this website for parents and carers?
You'll find plenty of information for parents and carers on their website, including more about Autism, Asperger syndrome, and diagnosis.
Much of the information in the Living with Autism section is aimed at parents and is full of practical advice, ideas and further contacts.
If you'd like to talk to someone, they have an online community which is open to parents and carers as well as a confidential Parent to Parent telephone service. And, with 100 local branches currently running, you should be able to find other people you can make contact with in your area.
Major subjects of interest include:
- Information about getting a diagnosis for your child - whether they're under the age of 18 or an adult.
- Education advice and education services, including the Education Rights Service.
- Employment advice and employment support services.
- Advice about issues at home and out in the community.
- Family support services, such as EarlyBird and EarlyBird Plus.
- Short breaks and befriending schemes.
- Services for children and adults with Autism.
- Care and benefits and care and benefits advice services.
- Researching further into autism and Asperger syndrome and our information and research services.
- Advice on benefits, community care and housing issues for older adults on the Autism spectrum.
There is an interesting and useful link on the NAS website "Recognising Autism & Planning the Right Support. Click here to read
The Autism Helpline enquiry service provides impartial, confidential information along with advice and support for autistic people and their families and carers.
Telephone Number: 0800 800 4104
The Autism Helpline currently offer the following specialist services: Welfare rights, Community care and School Exclusions.
Autism Services Directory
The Autism Services Directory is the UK's most comprehensive directory of services and support for autistic people, their families, and people who work with them.
Hillingdon Autistic Care & Support (HACS)
HACS work in partnership with Social Services, health & education to enhance the range, quality and provision of services for parents and carers of adults & children on the Autism Spectrum.
Telephone: 020 8606 6780
Services include: telephone helpline; resource library; holiday play schemes; Saturday clubs (5-12 years); weekly youth clubs (11-25 years); Support & advice from staff trained in disability related welfare benefit rights; respite activities for parents & carers; training & workshops; post 16 years life skills & employment project for young people with Autism in their tea rooms; information, updates & research on Autism.
ADHD & Autism Support Harrow
Centre for ADHD & Autism Support (CAAS)
CAAS supports, educates and empowers individuals with ADHD and/or autism, their families, and the community. Through raising awareness they change perceptions and break down barriers.
Led and run by trained people who have first-hand experience of family members with one or both conditions, CAAS understands the issues facing service users. They provide information, training, support groups and practical help to residents of the London Boroughs of Harrow, Hillingdon, Ealing and Brent, as well as parts of Hertfordshire.
Telephone: 020 8429 1552 ADHD Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autism Email: email@example.com