Autism & Asperger syndrome helplines

Use our helplines for more information and support on autistic spectrum disorders

NHS Choices Autism & Asperger Syndrome

Autistic spectrum disorders

Living with autism

Parents' 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.

GOSH

Asperger syndrome

In depth information from Great Ormond Street Hospital

National Autistic Society

Helpline: 0808 800 4104

autism.org.uk

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What is Asperger syndrome

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.

Scottish Autism

Autism Advice Line: 01259 222022

scottishautism.org

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We provide a wide range of flexible and innovative support services for children and adults across Scotland, each with a focus on improving quality of life. Central to this is recognising that each person has a unique set of needs. We create personalised support plans which are based on an individual’s own strengths and motivations and on achieving outcomes which are meaningful to them.

Ambitious About Autism

Tel: 020 8815 5444

ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk

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.

Scope / Dial

Helpline: 0808 800 33 33

scope.org.uk/dial

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Parents Connect

We're all about changing society for the better, so that disabled people and their families can have the same opportunities as everyone else. We work with disabled people and their families. We offer practical support – from information services to education and everyday care. We challenge assumptions about disability, we influence decision makers and we show what can be possible.

Everything we do is about creating real and lasting positive change in individual lives and in the world around us. We believe that together we can create a better society.

Parents of Disabled Children

parentsofdisabledchildren.co.uk

Families who have children and young people with special needs very often deal with similar life styles. We have all had concerns ranging from education, access to services, respite and other issues directly related to their children's special needs. Parents of disabled children bring families together for friendship, to share information and to support one another. The forum was created by parents who have children with special needs and is run by parents so we are all in this together. With us you will realise you are not alone

Advisory Centre for Education

Adviceline: 0300 0115 142

ace-ed.org.uk

Helpline offering advice on special educational needs.

IPSEA

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 needs.

Contact

Helpline: 0808 808 3555

cafamily.org.uk

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Autistic Spectrum Disorders

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

youngminds.org.uk

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Talking to your child about coronavirus

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.

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation

Family Support Line: 0300 666 0126

challengingbehaviour.org.uk

We are the charity for people with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges. We’re making a difference to the lives of children and adults across the UK through our vision is for anyone with severe learning disabilities who displays challenging behaviour to have the same life opportunities as everyone else. We work to improve understanding of challenging behaviour, empower families with information and support, and help others to provide better services and more opportunities.