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Problems

Autism / Aspergers

Agencies providing advice, support and information

ADDISS – The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information & Support Service 020 8952 2800 www.addiss.co.uk people friendly information and resources to anyone who needs assistance.

Advisory Centre for Education
www.ace-ed.org.uk
Online advice on special educational needs.

AFASIC: 08453 555577, www.afasic.org.uk - A parent-led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families including a helpline, publications, support groups, online message boards.

Ambitious About Autism 020 8815 5444 www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk – national charity for children and young people with autism, provide services including online community and specialist education through the Treehouse School.

Autism Anglia: 01206 577678, www.autism-anglia.org.uk - Based in Colchester offers advice and support and direction to families across Essex who are affected by autism. Website includes information about autism and also information about the Autism Alert Card free to anyone with autism which helps the police and emergency services quickly identify they are dealing with someone with autism.

Cambian Group
0800 138 1418
www.cambiangroup.com
Leading UK provider of specialist services in education, mental health, rehabilitation and learning disabilities.

Contact a Family Helpline:
0808 808 3555
www.cafamily.org.uk
UK wide charity providing advice, information, support for parents of children with disabilities. Also enable parents to get in contact with other families both on a local and national level.

IPSEA: 0800 018 4016, www.ipsea.org.uk - Registered charity offering free and independent advice to parents of children with special educational needs on local authorities legal duties to assess and provide for children with special educational needs, actions or inaction by local authorities and schools which discriminate against children with disabilities, exclusion of children with special need.

National Autistic Society: 0808 800 4104 , www.autism.org.uk - Information on Autism and Aspergers including support groups, respite services, diagnosis, therapeutic approaches etc.

Parents for Inclusion: 0800 652 3145, www.parentsforinclusion.org - Helpline offering advice, listening, referrals for families trying to achieve mainstream education for their disabled children.

Scottish Autism:
Help and Advice: 01259 720044
www.scottishautism.org
An organisation dedicated to enriching the lives of people with autism. Includes advice, knowledge share seminars, online parent support programme and interactive website about autism - www.understandautism.org

SAFE (Supporting Asperger Families in Essex): www.aspergers.org.uk - Parent support groups which meet in the Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend areas on a regular basis.

SNAP (Special Needs and Parents): 01277 211300, www.snapcharity.org - registered charity that helps Essex families who have children with special needs and disabilities. Aim to encourage and support parents so that they can grow in strength and knowledge and become better equipped to give positive help to their children

Useful websites

  • www.autisticsociety.org – Uniting parents, family, friends, people with autism, by creating a strong supportive community worldwide sharing firsthand knowledge, information, news and research about Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • www.additionalneeds.net - Go into topics - click Anger Management - site to work through with children on how to recognize and express anger with illustrations

  • www.angriesout.com - Site to work through with children and young people how to manage their anger

  • www.livingautism.co.uk - Information, advice, resources on all issues relating to autism.

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