NHS Choices Autism & Asperger Syndrome
www.nhs.uk/conditions/autistic-spectrum-disorder/Pages/Introduction.aspx - Autistic Spectrum Disorders
www.nhs.uk/Livewell/autism/Pages/autismhome.aspx - Living with Autism
www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Autism/Pages/Parentsguidetoautism.aspx - Parent’s Guide to Autism
Autism and Asperger syndrome are both part of a range of related developmental disorders known as autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). Help & Information from NHS Choices with links to external websites.
National Autistic Society
Helpline: 0808 800
We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger Syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
Ambitious About Autism
Tel: 020 8815 5444
Ambitious about Autism is a national charity dedicated to improving opportunities for people with autism. Originally established in 1997 as the TreeHouse Trust, the charity was founded by a group of parents whose children had been diagnosed with severe autism. Ambitious about Autism works to improve the services available for children and young people with autism and increase awareness and understanding of the condition. We’re also committed to campaigning for change to ensure the needs of people with autism are met.
Focuses on Autistic Spectrum Disorders and aims to provide a supportive and friendly community for parents and families of children and adults with ASD.
UK Autism Awareness
A meeting point for the vast network of people concerned with autism.
Advisory Centre for Education
Helpline: 0808 800 5793,
Helpline offering advice on special educational needs.
Helpline: 0800 018 4016
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 needs.
Contact a Family
Helpline: 0808 808 3555
www.cafamily.org.uk/Direct/a84.html - Autism Spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome
Providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children - no matter what their disability or health condition.
Young Minds Parents Information Service
Helpline: 0808 802 5544
Helpline providing information and advice to anyone with concerns about the mental health or emotional wellbeing of a child or young person. Information about a range of mental health issues and details of local and national advice services.