Autism / HFA/Autism Spectrum Disorder
Agencies providing advice, support and information
ADDISS – The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information & Support Service
020 8952 2800
people friendly information and resources to anyone who needs assistance.
Action for Aspergers
Action for Asperger’s (AfA) offers bespoke, autism-specialist counselling and emotional support. The world can be a confusing and overwhelming place and we all need help at times. For those with autism/Asperger’s syndrome, and those living alongside them, it is important that when you do, you can talk to someone who has understanding and knowledge of autism/Asperger’s syndrome. Counselling provided is by Skype from your computer, facetime via your smart phone or on the telephone. Face to face counselling in the Northamptonshire area. Fees apply, check website for details.
Advisory Centre for Education
Online advice on special educational needs.
0300 666 9410
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
national charity for children and young people with autism, provide services including online community and specialist education through the Treehouse School.
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.
Leading UK provider of specialist services in education, mental health, rehabilitation and learning disabilities.
Contact a Family Helpline:
0808 808 3555
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.
01993 893 560
Guideposts is a UK-based charity working with people in local communities to help them access the support, opportunities and skills they need to overcome social challenges, improve their wellbeing and change their lives.Many of the people they support come from the most disadvantaged groups in our society, including children and adults with additional needs and disabilities, people with mental health problems, older people with dementia and other neuro-degenerative conditions, and the families or carers of all these groups.
Better Connected is a UK-wide social club for anyone with autism or learning difficulties. We organise online events through the week, local meetups and a monthly community magazine!
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.
0800 756 2420
information, advice, resources, on all issues relating to autism
National Autistic Society:
Information on Autism and Aspergers including support groups, respite services, diagnosis, therapeutic approaches etc.
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):
Parent support groups which meet in the Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend areas on a regular basis.
SNAP (Special Needs and Parents):
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
0114 261 7800
Support Dogs (registered charity number 1088281) is a national charity dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children and adults with various challenging medical conditions. They provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to achieve this.
One of their programmes is providing assistance dogs for autistic children. The dogs are trained to provide safety for the child and reduce stress in social environments.
Vulnerability Registration Service
Free to register, the VRS lets you notify companies that you're vulnerable. You cna ask to be declined for financial services or add a 'referral flag' to let organisations know about your circumstances - so you don't need to keep repeating yourself.
Paul Micallef discovered he had aspergers at the age of 30 and gives in depth insight into living with aspergers.
Autism and Emotions from Purple Ella
Everything you need to know about living well with Asperger syndrome
An interesting and informative blog from a student with Aspergers Syndrome titled "I Am Me".
The blog raises awareness of Aspergers Syndrome and various other disorders such as anxiety and depression and the effects that it has on the people themselves and their families.
The blog aims to help people feel better about themselves and asks for people to send an image of themselves "I Am Me" in the picture to show themselves in a more positive light.
Site to work through with children and young people how to manage their anger
Reuniting owners with their lost items (some of the profits raised goes towards the National Autistic Society)
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